(PSCU)— President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of comfort to the family, friends and relatives of Professor James Kagia who passed away on November.
Prof Kagia is the husband of State House Deputy Chief of Staff incharge of Policy and Strategy Mrs Ruth Kagia.
In his message of comfort, the President eulogised Prof Kagia as a highly accomplished Kenyan medical doctor, scholar and university lecturer whose service to the nation shall be sorely missed.
The Head of State regretted the untimely death of Professor Kagia, a highly experienced public health expert, at a time when the country needed his expertise in the ongoing fight against Covid-19.
“It is unfortunate that we’ve lost Professor Kagia at a time when the country needs his expertise the most especially in the response to the Covid-19 health crisis which is sweeping across the world,” the President eulogised.
Professor Kagia taught community health at the University of Nairobi for many years.
He was the first indigenous proffessor of community health in the department at the UoN. He was keen teacher of communicable diseases and endeared many students to his unique way of teaching community health. He worked at the UN in the late 1970 and the 1980s.
And previously worked as a medical doctor at John Hopkins and Georgetown University hospitals in the US.
The President wished Mrs Kagia and the family of the departed academic God’s comfort as they mourn their beloved patriarch.