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Raila Mourns

Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga is mourning the demise of renown Professor Douglas Odhiambo.

Professor Odhiambo was the first Vice-Chancellor of Moi University, when the institution of higher learning was established in 1984.

He passed on after succumbing to stroke on Monday June 18, 2018 at Avenue Hospital, in Kisumu, a week after he was admitted to the facility.

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“Prof Douglas Odhiambo who died last week belonged in the increasingly outnumbered lot of scholars who believe in their role in society to search for, generate and disseminate knowledge,” read Raila Odinga’s Facebook post in part.

The late Professor Douglas Odhiambo. [Photo/twitter.com/@RailaOdinga]
Raila later added:

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Professor Odhiambo was part of the team that structured the 8-4-4 system of education ,currently used in the country.

He also participated in the ongoing restructuring to the proposed 2-6-3-3-3 education system.

Prof Odhiambo breathed his last at the age of 89 years. At the time of his demise, the father of 6 was the first Chancellor of Technical University of Mombasa, having been appointed in 2013 by retired President, Mwai Kibaki.

The requiem mass for the late Professor is scheduled to take place on Thursday June 28, 2018 at Stephen’s Church in Kisumu.

His burial will be held on Friday June 29, 2018 in Migori County.

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