Renowned University of Nairobi lecturer and sociologist Ken Ouko is dead. He was 56 years old. UoN corporate communications director John Orindi confirmed Ouko died on Saturday morning.
“He had been admitted at Aga Khan hospital,” he said.
Ouko had Covid-19. Former Nasa CEO and advocate Norman Magaya was among those who mourned Ouko’s death.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, he said:
Ouko’s areas of specialisation were medical sociology, gerontology, deviance and family.
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 2 days ago.
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.