Leaders eulogise former pathologist Njue as truthful man

Medical Students from Kenya Methodist University Carry the casket of the late Dr Moses Njue a former government pathologist before being buried at his Rwika Residential home in Mbeere South, Embu County. November 18, 2023. [Muriithi Mugo, Standard]

Former Chief Government Pathologist Dr Moses Njue was laid to rest at his home village Rwika, Mbeere South, Embu County.

Family, friends and colleagues in the medical profession eulogised the late Dr Njue as a courageous man who stood for the truth.

Former Mbeere South MP Geoffrey King'angi described him as a hardworking boy during their times at Ngenge Primary School.

"I remember our days when he would walk long distances, miss classes, and be forced to repeat, but this did not kill his aspirations," said King'angi.

The Chief Government Pathologist, Dr Johannes Oduor, eulogised Dr Njue as a mentor who shaped his pathology career as a lecturer and later a colleague.

"As an undergraduate, I wanted to become a surgeon, but when I read in newspapers about this brave public servant who never feared to say the truth, I was interested in doing pathology because of Dr Njue," Dr Oduor said.

His sentiments were also echoed by his colleagues, Dr Charles Muturi and Dr Titus Ngulungu, who said it was through him that they were inspired to take up their career paths in pathology.

Dr Muturi said Dr Njue fought for the profession that was cast in a negative light arising from many cases emanating from allegations of unethical conduct.

Embu Senator Alexander Mundigi said Njue's rich legacy will live on and called on young people from Embu aspiring to venture into medicine to emulate him.

Kenya Dairy Board Chairperson Genesis Mugo described Njue as an academic hero from Mbeere South who should be emulated by all.

Dr Njue was an ordained pastor of East African Pentecostal Churches of Kenya, CEO of Embu Level 5 Hospital and lecturer at the University of Embu and Kenya Methodist University. He was the founder and director of Kings Medical Training College in Nyeri and was in his retirement running a funeral home in Kiritiri Township in Mbeere South Constituency.

Dr Njue died on November 8, aged 61, while receiving treatment at Imara Hospital in Embu.