Masinde Muliro University of science and technology are in mourning after another former Vice-Chancellor passes on. The family of Prof Fredrick Otieno confirmed that the former VC passed on over the weekend at an Eldoret Hospital.
The Professor was found unconscious by his employees and was rushed to hospital where he died on Sunday. The Professor’s family resides in South Africa where he previously served as the Deputy VC in charge of Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships at Durban University before taking over as the VC at MMUST in 2013.
In September of 2019, another Former VC Professor BCC Wangila also succumbed to Prostrate Cancer, four months later, MMUST is again mourning the death of another instrumental pillar in the History of the institution.
Prof Otieno will be remembered for championing the welfare of Comrades. Though he left the institution on the premise of administrative and financial mismanagement accusations forcing him out as the VC. Until his death, he was a lecturer at MMUST Main Campus.
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My condolences to the MMUST fraternity for the loss of such an accomplished scholar. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.