Dr Daniel Alushula, who was a consultant surgeon at the Busia County Referral Hospital, succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday, 30th October, while receiving treatment at Kisumu’s Avenue Hospital.
Kakamega Health CEC Collins Matemba confirmed the doctor’s death.
The announcement was followed by a tweet from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU).
“Medical profession is mourning the death of a senior orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Daniel Alushula, due to Covid-19 complications,” the post read.
Former KMPDU Secretary-General Ouma Olunga described the late Alushula as a passionate doctor, who treated trauma and orthopaedic patients with dedication even past his duty time.
“You actively participated in our quest to reform the system. We shall miss you. Deep condolences to your family and fraternity,” he said.
Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya also paid tribute in a condolence message to the bereaved family.
He said: “Death of Dr Daniel Alushula has robbed us of a renowned orthopaedic surgeon whose medical services have saved many lives.”
Kakamega Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi and former Kakamega gubernatorial candidate Mable Muruli have also lost their lives to Covid-19 this week.
Governor Oparanya suspended county operations for unspecified period of time after 57 staffers tested positive for the respiratory illness