The University of Nairobi Lecturer and sociologist Dr Ken Ouko has had succumbed to COVID-19 related complications, the University communications Director John Orindi said on Saturday.
The deceased specialized in the areas of deviance and family, gerontology and medical sociology.
His close friends took to social media to eulogise the deceased.
“Waking up to the devastating news that my big brother Dr. Ken Ouko who was a lecturer at the UoN has gone to be with the Lord. A very sad day for the larger family,” William Odek posted on Facebook.
“Dr. Ken Ouko! An incredible university don! Made psychology and sociology sound so simple and practical! It is so sad that Covid-19 has cut your life short! I watched you just a few days ago on KTN,” ODM official Norman Magaya tweeted.
Covid19 is real. This is the 5th UoN Don to succumb in less than two months. Rest In Peace Dr. Ken Ouko. pic.twitter.com/pmPKhzUo9M
— Hbox (@LugayeAmos) August 1, 2020
— Kelvin Bidanya (@bidanya_k) August 1, 2020
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 woud Siaya !
— Norman Magaya (@amugira) August 1, 2020
As of Friday, July 24,14 Covid-19 cases had been recorded at UoN. Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Kiama stated that out of the 14, 10 are members of staff and the other four are their dependents. Four deaths had also been recorded.