Renowned University of Nairobi lecturer and sociologist Ken Ouko has passed on.
Dr. Ouko died on Saturday morning (August 1st) at the Nairobi Hospital following COVID-19 complications, University of Nairobi communications director John Orindi has confirmed.
He is the 5th UoN Don to succumb in less than two months.
Kenyans have taken to social media to send their messages of condolences.
Fuck! Ken Ouko is gone? Learned a bit Sociology and Political Science from him, I only remember the rumours about his 'underlying condition,' what a sad ending this year has been. FUCK! https://t.co/Bdme95dKAj
— Real Great White Shark ? (@LangatGodwin_LG) August 1, 2020
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.
Last year we worked so closely to make this function a success when he hosted CS @EugeneLWamalwa at @uonbi pic.twitter.com/jHZ7PqkhpU
— FWAMBA NC FWAMBA (@FwambaNc) August 1, 2020
Oh man! Dr. Ken Ouko was such a brilliant mind and person. Always ready for in depth interviews and analysis. May he RIP. https://t.co/9L2JDJablO
— Ian Wafula (@Ian_Wafula) August 1, 2020
The lecturer’s professional opinion was widely sought by journalists seeking to explain existing and emerging social phenomena, including the rise of gambling addiction in Kenya, why there has been an upsurge of jealousy-motivated killings in marriages, among others.