Founder of Karen Hospital dies

Friday, September 24th, 2021 20:13 | By
A photo file of the Karen Hospital: PHOTO/COURTESY

The founder and chairman of the board of directors of the Karen Hospital, James Mageria, has passed away.

Mageria succumbed to cancer on Friday morning, September 24, 2021.

The deceased was mourned by his co-founders, Dan Gikonyo and Betty Gikonyo, said that they had lost a man who was full of vision aimed at developing quality healthcare in the country.

In an interview with K24 Digital, Gikonyo said that Mageria was very hard-working and equally diligent in his work.

“I tried to follow in his footsteps, he was working honestly and diligently. If we had three or four people like him in Kenya, this country would have made great strides,” said Gikonyo.

Betty said that they had come a long way with the deceased in order to build the Karen Group.

She said at the commitment and hard work is what has seen the hospital grow to what it is now.

According to her, the facility had lost a great man who was always lively and knew to deal with stakeholders. The deceased studied at Alliance High School in the 1960s.

He then joined the Kenya Police Service, where his discipline and determination saw him rise to the position of Commandant in charge of Kiganjo Police Training College in 1967.

Mageria worked in the US with a number of fellows rehabilitating prisoners in America. Dubbed Prison Fellowship International, the group worked with people who served jail terms, and we’re in need of urgent rehabilitation.

It has been established that prayer meetings will be held at Pentecostal Churches of East Africa in Lang’ata for three days.

 The days include Friday, September 24, Monday, September 27 and Tuesday, September 28.

However, the funeral arrangements and dates will be issued at a later date.

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