Senior KEMRI Director Dies

Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) located in Nairobi.
  • A senior officer at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) passed away on Sunday, August 9 after reportedly developing some complications.

    KEMRI in a statement released on Monday, August 10, stated that it lost Kamau Mugenda, Director Corporate Services.

    His cause of death was not revealed by the government agency.

    Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) located in Nairobi.
    Daily Nation

    “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Mr. Kamau Mugenda, Director Corporate Services KEMRI. 

    “He was an astute leader of great foresight, courage & dedication. His professionalism & leadership has left an indelible mark in the history of KEMRI,” the agency stated. 

    Sources close to the director added that Mugenda passed away after suffering a short illness.

    The deceased allegedly complained of multiple stomach disorders for over two weeks.

    “Yes, he had lamented over stomach pains for some time and had been diagnosed with H Pylori,” the source intimated. 

    Helicobacter pylori (H Pylori) is a type of bacteria. These microorganisms can enter your body and live in your digestive tract and can cause ulcers and stomach cancer. 

    His death is a blow to KEMRI which is leading the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19) through research and testing of samples. 

    A medical personnel holding a Covid-19 virus test kit.
    File image of a Covid-19 testing kit.

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