Kisumu County Health Executive Prof Boaz Otieno Nyunya has died.
Confirming his death, Kisumu Governor Professor Anyang Nyong’oa said the widely experienced medic, researcher and a scholar passed on in Nairobi today morning.
According to him, Nyunya died following a short illness, at 65 years old.
“It is with deep shock and sorrow that I announce the death of my Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation, Prof Boaz Otieno Nyunya,” he said.
Nyong’o eulogized him as a stoic and determined person in the delivery of his mandate as the person charged with the task of rebranding Kisumu’s Health care.
“During his short stint at the department, Prof Nyunya created a brand for exemplary services. At the Cabinet, he kept us on our toes with detailed and accurate delivery of Covid-19 reports and mitigation measures in the country,” he eulogized.
Nyong’o noted that the CEC, his Chief Officer, Dr Gregory Ganda and the CEO of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Dr George Rae, had in the past few months firmly embarked on the massive overhaul of the county’s health system.
“As a County, we have lost a worker and a team player who instilled visionary leadership and gave real direction to the department; giving real meaning to quality healthcare provision,” he said.
Nyunya lectured at Moi University, worked at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the CDC, before joining the Kisumu county government in July 2020.