• Ouko had been admitted in hospital.
• He had Covid-19.
Renowned University of Nairobi lecturer and sociologist Ken Ouko is dead.
He was 56 years old.
UoN corporate communications director John Orindi confirmed Ouko died on Saturday morning.
"He had been admitted in hospital," he said.
Ouko had Covid-19.
Former Nasa CEO and advocate Norman Magaya was among those who mourned Ouko's death.
Taking to Twitter on Saturday, he said:
Dr Ken Ouko ! An incredible university don ! Made psychology and sociology sound so simple and practical! So sad COVID has cut your life short ! Watched you just a few days ago on KTN! journey well woud Siaya !— Norman Magaya (@amugira) August 1, 2020
ANC's Kibra MP aspirant in last year's by-election Eliud Owalo said:
MOURNING DR. KEN OUKO OF UON— Eliud Owalo (@EliudOwalo) August 1, 2020
I’m yet to come to terms with the sad reality that Kennedy Oyala Ouko is no more! As my senior at Maseno School, I vividly recall the support & guidance you gave us at Stansfield House.Since then, we kept our friendship & professional ties to date
Ouko's areas of specialisation were medical sociology, gerontology, deviance and family.