Friday, June 22, 2012

RIP: Prof Caleb Okumu Crispo EBS


Prof Caleb Okumu Chrispo
(photo courtesy: kenyapolytechnic.ac.ke)

Prof Caleb died today morning at the Nairobi Hospital after being admitted yesterday. He was the chairperson of the Kenya Music Festival.
He was also the Executive Dean, Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies and Professor in Music in the School of Creative and Performing arts at Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC).
Prof. Okumu who was also lectured in Maseno University was in the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS).
Prof. Okumu had taught music for more than 35 years and was recently awarded the Elder of Burning Spear (EBS) by President Mwai Kibaki for his service in the field of music.

RIP

30 comments:

  1. Mrs Rabut and familyJune 22, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    This is so tragic,we r trully sorry for the prof.'s demise,we will forever remember him for his great works and superb advise...Rest in Peace prof. Okumu

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  2. Rest in peace prof.Such a loss to the entire Maseno University fratenity.

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  3. I remember him,He was our dean of FASS back in Maseno.A friend to all people,graduation without Prof. was no graduation.Songs like"Tumepewa mamlaka,Karibu Maseno.R.I.P Prof.

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  4. R.I.P I remember how you used to calm students down when they went on strike. I remember your humour. You were the mc when during the Principal's speech at Kenya Poly. R.I.P. condolences to the family.

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  5. R.I.P. Prof. Chrispo!!! I remember the days he used to teach us songs for various occassions in Maseno University.I remember the way he used to entertain people during graduations!!!!

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  6. We cannot live in advance, we cannot buy our past but all we do today makes history tomorrow. God rest his soul.

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  7. this is not correct no no no no....not Prof Caleb no no no no....My Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.(FASS)Maseno University.

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  8. gone too soon, u will b foreva missed

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  9. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. …Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, Comfort in the midst of pain for our loved Professor very sad to mention Caleb Okumu of all the people............Do remember his friendly character with students.......with good advices......oooooh Prof.we will miss you more.

    R.I.P

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  10. R.I.P SIR. U WERE A GREAT TRACHER AND FRIEND...MAY GOD TAKE CARE OF UR FAM THIS TIME AND BEYOND....

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  11. R.I.P jagem. My thoughts are with Carren and the rest of the family. May the good Lord comfort and console you at this difficult time. The news shocked me to the core.

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  12. James Mwangi
    Very sad indeed. I was to meet him that morning for a feature article on music but when i dropped by his office i was told he was unwell, only to learn the sad news the following day on Standard on Saturday. I am gathering some information about him to dedicate an article on him. RIP Prof Okumu.

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  13. this is absolutely awkard..am so disapointed..not him..ive just done his song with my choir,then this is the news.....

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  14. You are gone but the sweet memories you gave via life testimony during my orientation at MASENO university in 2009 are still fresh and alive.I confess i am not taking music but your life experience is surely a driving force towards achieving my dreams.I am sure i am soon reaching my destination because of you.Rest in peace

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  15. To God be the glory for the invaluable role you played in the lives of thousands of people whom you interacted with. You have left a great impression on individuals, institutions, our beloved country Kenya, our vast continent Africa and the entire world. You were a friend to all - the meek and the mighty. You were and posthumously will remain, one of my greatest inspirations, one of my greatest friends.

    I thank God for your life.May He rest your soul in eternal peace. AMEN.

    Josephine Onyango.

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  16. R.I.P proffesor,will cherise the old memories while at MASENO.

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  17. Hard and painful to accept but tuseme? buriani prof

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  18. OOOOH, HELL NO!!! C'mon, man! this is some ol' bull, sincere condolences, to family, friends, students, and all of them guys out there who admired this dude!

    keep ya head up

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  19. Rest in peace prof!

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  20. RIP Prof! Hard to believe, but like it is said, no one know when Mr Reaper comes calling . . . . . God grant the family serenity to be able tp bear this loss and carry on.

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  21. we humbly bow to the news and wish GOD grants the family a peace of mind during this time of testing.R.I.P PROF.


    kenya poly will miss u in the main hall at klass and in the music klub

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  22. loosing prof is not that easy, God give him your Best and favorite seat. I promise he will make you happy and praise you with Beautiful melodies like he did. Amen,

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  23. RIP prof. Met in KU many years ago in music circles.Any guys who remember him at KU? heartfelt condolences to family & friends

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  24. Pole my friend .We spoke lastly and you did hint to me that kenya poly was to establish a campus in Kisumu.I remember when you came with your team during wedding of my niece Eva Okech.RIP.joel mola aseda

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  25. Mr Okumu, as we called him, was my Primary School Teacher in Langata West Primary School, Langata. It was here under Heads Mrs Wamwangi & Mrs Lang'at that he then leaped to Siriba Teachers College for his Diploma.

    He led us to National Festivals alongside Mrs Mariaria. His demand for discipline, order and determination from all who were in the choir excited many of us who he moulded in those formative years.

    In later years, his physical build never wore away and remained the mentall sharp, physically well built Mwalimu. He had a rare self confidence and a huge postive mental attitude that successfully led him down the road less travelled.

    He once said to his Counsellor: Life begins after Ph.D.

    Your legacy lives on Mwalimu.

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  26. we still miss you PROF each passing day.but when we remember what you left for us behind we get strength to face each passing day R.I.P

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  27. PROF. TAUGHT ME AT GOT KOKWIRI PRIMARY SCHOOL. AGAIN MET AT KU. LATER AS A PUBLISHER, MET HIM IN SEVERAL FORAS, IN MUSIC FESTIVALS, IN MATATU INDUSTRY AND LATER ON AS COLLEAGUES AT MASENO UNIVERSITY. A BRIGHT MAN AND MY ONLY ROLE MODEL. JAGEM, NIND GIKWE. OKONGO JAGEM GOT REGEA

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