Maseno Lecturer Collapses & Dies Day Before PHD Thesis Milestone

  • Maseno University lecturer Jasper Otieno who died on Monday, August 17, 2020.
    Maseno University lecturer Jasper Otieno who died on Monday, August 17, 2020.
    Daily Nation
  • Maseno University fraternity was on Monday, August 17, thrown into mourning following the sudden death of one of the institution's lecturer.

    A family friend confirmed to that the lecturer, Jaspher Otieno, died on Monday afternoon while watching heated proceedings at the Senate.

    The lecturer had been scheduled to defend his PhD thesis on Tuesday, August 18.

    The institution's Public Relations office confirmed that the lecturer passed away in his home in Nairobi.

    Students outside Maseno University gate.
    Students outside Maseno University gate.

    "We are mourning a great lecturer who had so much zeal for his work," Maseno University Public Relations Officer Owen Onyango told Daily Nation.

    The University's Vice-Chancellor Julius Nyabundi noted that the news of the lecturer's death was shocking and sent a message of condolence to his family.

    Jasper had worked as a lecturer at Kenya Polytechnic before it was later transformed to Technical University of Kenya before moving to Maseno.

    He joined Maseno in 2013 where he initially worked as a lecturer in the communications and media department.

    He later rose up the ranks and served as the institution’s public relations director in 2016.

    Maseno communications and media technology lecturer George Ojuondo eulogised the deceased as a hardworking and honest individual.

    "I got the news of his death at around 3 o'clock. I have lost a hardworking, honest and active colleague," he stated.

    He left two wives and three children.

    Maseno University Lecturer Jasper Otieno
    Maseno University Lecturer Jasper Otieno.