Diaspora Scholar Dr. Vincent Kandagor Chesire of Knoxville, TN was involved in a flash flood, accident in Marigat, Baringo County. He passed on when undergoing treatment at a Eldoret Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he had been further diagnosed with pneumonia. He was part of the Scholars working on the founding of the Diaspora University that is part of the Kenya University Project (KUP).
Prof. Philliph Mutisya of Durham, NC who is coordinating the Diaspora Scholars founding Diaspora University was shocked on learning of Dr. Chesire demise. Dr. Chesire was a specialist in the field of Energy Engineering. Prof. Mutisya was looking forward to having Dr. Chesire start the Energy Engineering program at the Diaspora University. He says, “I’m saddened by the demise of a great man. I was happy to have come to know him as we worked on the founding of Diaspora University.”
Prof. Jerono Rotich of Greensboro, NC is in shock as she mourns a dear friend and colleague. She has put out a message from the Gotabgaa International organization that reads, “We are still in shock! Dr. Chesire accepted to serve our community as a vocal member and most recently as Vice Chairman of Gotabgaa family fund and is credited together with benevolent leadership for getting it off the ground. He is also a known vocal member of our community always speaking up against and for what he believed. We have lost a brother, a father, a scholar and a brave leader and member of our Gotabgaa Community. We mourn his passing and request your prayers and support.”
Rose Githinji of Knoxville, TN says she is deeply saddened by the loss of a Dr. Chesire who she knew as a father and a family friend. “My family and his family have shared meals in my house when he would visit with his children. He was a great man. We shall miss him.” It is through Rose that Dr. Chesire would learn of the Kenya University Project by Diaspora and become part of project.
One of the KUP plans Diaspora Kenyans are working on is, “The KUP – Medical Hospital Plan.” The plan is geared toward the establishing a Hospital similar to any hospital in the U.S as well as an emergency system that will enable Diaspora when visiting Kenya have access to the hospital in case of an emergency. Kenya and the World has lost a great man and accomplished scholar and engineer. May God rest his soul in everlasting peace.