Renowned Kenyan scholar and economist Mwangi Kimenyi dies in US

Dr Mwangi Kimenyi speaks at a forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2013. The scholar passed away on June 6. PHOTO | BMJ MURIITHI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Family sources told the Nation that Dr Kimenyi died at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, after a long illness.
  • He was a senior fellow and former director of the Africa Growth Initiative in the Global Economy and Development programme of the Brookings Institution.
  • He was the founding executive director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis and also served as member of the board of directors of Equity Bank.
  • The scholar leaves behind a widow, Irene Wangui and three sons – Francis Kimenyi, Bedan Kimani and Robert Mburu.

Renowned Kenyan scholar and economist Mwangi Samson Kimenyi has died in Maryland in the United States.


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