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Renowned Kenyan Playwright Francis Imbuga Passes at 56

by 19/11/2012 08:46:00 0 comments 1081 Views
Renowned Kenyan Playwright Francis Imbuga Passes at 56

Renowned Kenyan playwright Prof Francis Imbuga has died following a stroke he suffered while in his house in Nairobi.

His colleague at Kenyatta University, where Prof Imbuga taught, told the Daily Nation the 65-year-old author suffered the stroke at around 8pm Sunday at his Kahawa Sukari home.

His family rushed him to the nearby Kenyatta University dispensary where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

His body is lying at the Lee funeral home.

His popular book, ‘Betrayal in the City’ had just been re-selected as a set book for secondary schools.

Until his death Prof Imbuga was the director, Quality Assurance at Kenyatta University.

He has also served as the chairman of the university’s Literature department and the dean at the Faculty of Arts.

Before then, he held the position of dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Kigali Institute of Education.

Kenyatta University vice chancellor Prof Olive Mugenda said she was saddened by the death of Prof Imbuga.

"It is tragic for the KU and Prof Imbuga’s family. We pray for the family during this trying moment,” said Prof Mugenda.

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