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The Department of Sociology & Social Work staff were on Thursday 12th May 2016 at the Nairobi Central SDA Church (Maxwell) for the requiem service for the late Prof. Erasto Muga who passed away on Tuesday 26th April 2016 at the Nairobi Hospital. Prof. Muga who is considered as one of the founding fathers of the Department joined the department in 1967 and was very instrumental in shaping the Criminology Cluster which was his speciality. Apart from teaching, Prof. Muga held various administrative positions including Chairman of the Curriculum Committee, Coordinator of the Research and Seminar Committee and was the Chairman of the Department of Sociology from 1981 – 1984. Prof. Muga retired in 2008 having dedicatedly worked in the department for 41 years.
In his tribute, Prof. Chitere, who was a student of Prof. Muga, hailed him as a very diligent and dedicated member of staff who was meticulous, very thorough in his work and mentored many staff and students. Prof. Muga will be laid to rest on Sunday 15th May 2016 at his home in Konyango Majieri, Kendu Bay. Fare Thee Well Prof. Erasto Muga till we meet again.
Below is a link to a video produced in 2008 on Prof. Muga’s retirement.