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Masinde Muliro University vice chancellor dies

Ex-Masinde Muliro VC Fredrick Otieno dies is dead


Former Masinde Muliro University vice-chancellor Fredrick Otieno

His family confirmed that Prof Otieno died over the weekend in Eldoret.

He was admitted to at Tophill Hospital on Friday night after he was found unconscious in his house.

His family said Prof Otieno, who was living alone, suffered a stroke on Thursday and was found after two days by his workers at home.

His wife and children are in South Africa where Prof Otieno worked before he was appointed MMUST in 2013, a position he held for six years.

He previously served as deputy VC in charge of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships at Durban University of Technology


Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya is among senior personalities who visited Prof Otieno while in hospital on Sunday.

Former Masinde Muliro University vice-chancellor Fredrick Otieno. Photo/Courtesy

Prof Otieno’s body was moved to Aga Khan Hospital mortuary in Kisumu on Monday night.

During his six-year tenure in office, Prof Otieno grappled with accusations of administrative and financial management at the institution forcing him to step down as the VC.

He however continued to lecture at the Kakamega-based institution of higher learning until his death.

Those who knew him at the university say he was unfairly removed from office because of his strict management skills.

Prof Otieno held several positions in the past including vice president of the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) between 2006 and 2007 before assuming the president position at the same institution from 2007 to 2008.



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