Kenya has been thrown into mourning again, following the death of top HIV/AIDS researcher Dr. Sobbie Mulindi; after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday 6, 2019. He died at the age of 70 and has been ill since 2017. Details are scanty with regard to the type of cancer he had.
Dr. Mulindi was among the first journalists and scholars to openly drive HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns in Kenya. In addition to working in different newsrooms, he also worked as a senior lecturer at the University of Nairobi where he was among those who introduced the Psychiatric Department of the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Mulindi will be greatly remembered for working in the National AIDS Control department which inspired research on AIDS.
Among the leaders who have penned tributes to Dr.Mulindi is the Siaya Senator, Hon. James Orengo.
“I have learned with sorrow and sadness the passing on of Dr.Sobbie Mulindi. At Alliance High School we called him Amalinze the Cat. He had passion and energy for the things he pursued including campaigns about HIV/AIDS.
The Amani National Congress leader Musalia Mudavadi has stated in his condolence message, “I have lost a brother, friend, and confidant, Rest in eternal peace.”
Recently, Kenya has lost a number of prominent people to cancer including Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore, Bomet Governor Joyce Laboso and Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth.