Thursday, September 13, 2012

RIP David Nalo, PS

East African Community Permanent Secretary David S.O Nalo passed away on Wednesday night at the Nairobi Hospital after battle with cancer. The PS was admitted at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for over a week.  

He was the third senior government official to go public about ailment from cancer after Medical Service Minister Anyang’ Ny’ongo and Public Health and Sanitation Minister Beth Mugo.  
Nalo was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (an early stage of cancer) in February this year and had been undergoing treatment at the hospital since then, including chemotherapy.

A visionary and dedicated public servant

He previously served as PS in the Ministry of Trade and Industry as well as in the Ministry of Planning and National Development.
He also served as the Director of the Kenya Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).  
He held a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Concordia University in Canada.
He is survived by a widow and five children.

Click here to read the article by Nalo on his battle with the disease published in the Standard   

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