Once again cancer has claimed another public figure and a great AIDS researcher of University of Nairobi Dr. Sobbie Mulindi. The type of cancer is yet to be made public.
The researcher was on the forefront in the fight against the disease and he boldly talked about the correlation between sex and HIV/ Aids at a time when it was taboo to publicly talk about sex
He led campaigns and sensitised the youths about HIV/ Aids and he led in development of four National Strategic Plans for prevention of the killer disease in the country.
Among leaders who mourned Mulindi included Amani National Congress party leader Musalia Mudavadi who said: “Tessie and I send our sincere condolences to the family, friends and relatives of Dr Sobbie Mulindi, Chairman, Nairobi Hospice. Indeed he put life into the days of the hospice fraternity and not just days into their lives,” said Mudavadi.
Nairobi Hospice is a charitable organisation that was established in 1988.
Other who passed recently include former Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Bob Collymore, Bomet governor Joyce Laboso and Kibra MP Ken Okoth.
As cancer continues to claim many lives, the President has been under immense pressure to declare it a national disaster.