Obituary Image of Professor Washington Aggrey Jalang'o Okumu

Professor Washington Aggrey Jalang’o Okumu

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1936 – 01/11/2016

It is with great sadness and humble acceptance of God’s will that we announce the death of Professor Washington Aggrey Jalang’o Okumu of Sakwa Wayendhe Siaya County who passed away peacefully on November 1st 2016 in his ancestral home, Dala Kwe, Nyang’oma, Sakwa, Siaya County.
Professor was internationally renowned for the pivotal role he played in South Africa’s 1994 peaceful democratic political transition.
Son of the late Joram Okumu and the late Mariam Okumu and Mama Grace Okumu; husband of the late Rispah Achieng Okumu. Father of Martha Okumu Oshomuvwe, Dorothy Okumu-Miller, Edith Okumu-Neeley, Caroline Okumu, Sara Okumu, Rosslyn Okumu, Isaac Okumu and David Okumu; father-in-law of Dr Joseph Oshomuvwe, Brian Miller, Darrin Neeley; grandpa of Belinda, Nino, Benjamin, Fiona, Lydia, Alexander, Davina-Joy. Son-in-law of the late Patrick Agol and Mama Zilpah Agol of Seme Kombewa, the late Dorkas Agol and Wilikista Agol. Brother of the late Richard Ataro, Helidah Anyango, Godfrey Ajuong’ Okumu, Frederick Ouko, Jane Riako and the late Morris Awino of Sakwa, Francis Okumu, and Pamela Adhiambo. Uncle of Ruth Oliech, Nickolas Odhiambo, John Omondi, Dick Okumu, Robert Okumu, Paul Okumu and Mariam Berry. Nephew of William Odhiambo Okello, Murulo Okello, Francis Okomo Okello. Brother in-law of Mama Jane Okumu, Deborah Okumu, the late Charles Otieno, Martha Onyango, Susan Mbori, Elizabeth Akoro and Dick Otami; cared for in his final ‘days by Josephine Owiti. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

Your prayers and donations will be greatly appreciated.

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1 reply
  1. Jim & Ginny Teitt
    Jim & Ginny Teitt says:

    Saddened to hear the news of Washington’s passing. We remember fondly his friendship and our visits with the Okumu and Paris W. Reidhead families and our time together in Virginia and Maryland. Blessings to all, and may God grant you comfort & peace!


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