Professors pay glowing tribute to 'academic doyen'
University of Nairobi
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The world woke up to a rude shock last Tuesday with the news of the death of a founding academic icon, Prof David Peter Simon Wasawo, who passed on at the Aga Khan Hospital early that morning at the age of 91. Prof Wasawo was a pioneer African zoologist in East Africa who taught at Makerere University in the 1950s and 1960s and at the University of Nairobi in the 1960s and early 1970s before joining international bodies including UN agencies, Tanzania Scientific Research Council. and the Organisation of African Unity panels and countries.