The Kisii County government has offered Dr Stephen Mogusu’s widow, Jackline Wanjiru, a job.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of the late Dr Mogusu at Iranda Primary School grounds Kisii on Monday, County Secretary and Head of Public Service, Patrick Lumumba, said Dr Wanjiru will report to the Department of Health Services.
Lumumba said the county had received several applications but decided to consider Dr Wanjiru for the vacancy.
“This is an assurance from Governor James Ongwae that the widow will join Kisii County’s workforce. We condole with the bereaved family and pray that God intervenes and gives her and the child a better future, ” Lumumba told mourners who had gathered to pay Dr Mogusu their last respects.
Dr Mogusu, who succumbed to Covid-19 related complications on December 7, was interred at his Iranda rural home in Marani a day when doctors began a nationwide strike to protest what they termed as neglection by the government amid the Coronavirus menace.
Addressing mourners, Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) acting Secretary-General Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda said it is painful to see doctors lose lives in the line of duty.
“He embodied the average Kenyan doctor. Most of the doctors you know in this country come from very average families, ” he said. “He embodied the average Kenyan doctor. Most of the doctors you know in this country come from very average families.”