Former Diasporian dies in Nakuru a year after relocation from Worcester, MA


A Kenyan man who relocated to Kenya after a lengthy stay in Boston has died suddenly in Nakuru.

Joseph Kenja Kagotho, 68, lived in Worcester, MA for a lengthy period of time before relocating back to Kenya.

He was found slumped against a door and unresponsive in his house moments before he was supposed to attend a New Year’s event together with his sister Lucy Muthumbi (Wasaimo) who lives in Lowell, MA and was on holiday in Kenya. It was suspected he had suffered a cardiac arrest.

He was rushed to hospital but died later from what doctors described as a brain hemorrhage .

Kagotho fled to exile in the US from the regime of former President Daniel Arap Moi. He lived there till last year. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, he was very active in Nakuru politics.