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Transition of Dr. Joseph Kibuye Wadawi

The Strathmore University Community is deeply saddened by the demise of Dr. Joseph Kibuye Wadawi, who has been a senior lecturer in the institution for the last 9 years.


Dr. Wadawi was instrumental in setting up the Strathmore School of Tourism & Hospitality (SSTH), first as a consultant in 2007, and thereafter as a part-time lecturer in the same department. Dr. Wadawi was thereafter appointed Dean of the School of Tourism & Hospitality for a period of three years, from 2008- 2010. When the School of Hospitality reverted to be a Centre for Tourism & Hospitality (CTH) under School of Management & Commerce, Dr. Wadawi was appointed to the position of Director- Research Services for a period of one year until October 2011.


Dr. Wadawi has since served as a senior lecturer in the Center for Hospitality & Tourism being a strong pillar and solid support for the department, as well as other university departments in his areas of specialization in Marketing, Strategy and Operations management.


Dr. Wadawi was taken ill this February and was diagnosed with a neuropathic condition. In the last 4 months he has been hospitalized in various hospitals among them Nairobi Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi Women’s & M.P. Shah under the care of various medical specialists. Dr. Wadawi succumbed to his condition Tuesday night while undergoing treatment in M.P. Shah Hospital.


Dr. Wadawi will be remembered by his colleagues, students and the entire Strathmore family for his strong commitment to the institution, his sense of duty and cheerful disposition.

We join the family to pray for their consolation at this difficult time.


Plans for his funeral arrangements and visits to the family will be communicated as soon as they are available.

May God rest Dr. Wadawi’s soul in eternal peace.