Popular University Of Nairobi Professor dies

The renowned Professor was regarded as the father of language studies in Africa.

The Linguistics Professor passed away while undergoing treatment at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.

The 66-year-old professor at the time of his death was the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, College of Education and Extrernal Studies at the University Of Nairobi.

"Dear colleagues, we are sad to inform you that Prof Okoth left us today to be with his maker. Our hearts go out to his family, students, colleagues and friends. May God grant his soul peace everlasting," Prof Peter Wasamba, Dean, Faculty of Arts, said in a message to UoN staff.

Former students of the renowned linguist sent their message of condolences on social media.

"I'm Shocked that my friend&teacher Prof.Okoth Okombo is no more.He taught me much of what I know about Communication&Leadership.So sad RIP," Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen tweeted.

Okoth, regarded as the father of sign language studies in Africa, leaves behind a widow and three children.


Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke