Meticulous wordsmith Philip Ochieng’s alluring legacy

Philip Ochieng

Philip Ochieng during the launch of his biography written by Liz Gitonga-Wanjohi at The Stanley on August 21, 2015. The veteran journalist died on Tuesday evening.

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What you need to know:

  • Whenever Ochieng put his mind to something, he did with unparalleled commitment and finesse.
  • Besides regular columns, he would churn out well-researched articles on any of his pet subjects.

Philip Ochieng, the veteran journalist, who died on Tuesday evening, was a meticulous professional. He had an amazing grasp of the English language and enjoyed getting to the roots and origins of English words in French, German, Latin and even Dholuo. 

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