Long-serving Kitale-based paediatrician Dr Arthur Usagi is dead.
Dr Usagi, 68, was receiving treatment at St Lukes Orthopaedic and Trauma Hospital in Eldoret.
Sources said the medic died on Monday night.
The doctor has been mourned by both leaders and residents in the North Rift region as a pillar in enhancing health care.
At the Kitale district hospital where he served for a long time, staff described Usagi as an outstanding paediatrician.
Local MPs Dr Chris Wamalwa, Joshua Kuttuny, Dr Robert Pokuse, woman representative Janet Nangabo and Senator Mike Mbito also mourned Dr Usagi.
Deputy President William Ruto’s infrastructure and ICT advisor Maurice Bisau said Dr Usagi was a great asset in child development and a pillar in health development.
“The paediatrician has been an active actor in e-health and family life,” tweeted the Kiminini legislator.
Kuttuny, who is also the National Assembly Health Committee vice-chairperson said the country has lost a committed health worker and mentor.
Meanwhile, social media platforms in Trans Nzoia were awash with messages of condolences, with many describing Dr Usagi as a humble doctor who loved children.
Sitatunga MCA Dr Daniel Kaburu said he knew Usagi as a mentor to several medical practitioners.
“His indomitable virtues in the medical field were always apt,” said Kaburu.
Dr Usagi is the founder and proprietor of Crystal Cottage Hospital in Milimani.
He also ran a paediatric consultancy centre in Kitale town.
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