University of Nairobi lecturer Dr Ken Ouko is dead.
Dr Ouko, a renowned sociologist died on Saturday at a City hospital.
Sources from the university have confirmed that the don succumbed to Covid-19 complications.
“UoN lecturer and sociologist Ken Ouko has died of Covid-19 complications,” UoN communications director John Orindi said.
Until his death, Ouko was a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology at the University of Nairobi. Before his death, Dr Ouko appeared on various TV stations to discuss issues related to sociology and relationships.
His last TV appearance was on KTN News on July 29.
Kenyans took to social media to celebrate the don after news of his death emerged on Saturday.
“Dr Ken Ouko! An incredible university don! Made psychology and sociology sound so simple and practical! So sad COVID has cut your life short! Watched you just a few days ago on KTN! journey well,” tweeted lawyer Norman Magaya.
“Waking up to devastating news that UoN Sociology lecturer, my friend Ken Ouko has just succumbed to Covid-19. This is terrible news. Really sad,” another tweeter user said.
On July 15, another academic giant and UoN don Prof Julius Wamangoli succumbed to Covid-19 Wamang’oli was a senior lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Nairobi.
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