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Mzee Atwoli ecstatic after son Lukoye lands plum job at top varsity

Cotu Secretary-General Francis Atwoli on Friday congratulated his son Prof Lukoye Atwoli who has been appointed the Dean of Aga Khan University’s Medical College (East Africa).

Atwoli, in a tweet, said his son had made the family proud and wished him God’s blessings in his new assignment.

‘’Congratulations my son, Prof Lukoye Atwoli on your appointment as Dean of Medical college at The Aga Khan University (EA). As a family, we are very proud of you. May the Almighty God continue guiding you, growing you in knowledge & wisdom and protect you.’’ Atwoli tweeted.

Prof Lukoye is an expert in psychiatry with extensive leadership, teaching and academic research experience.

According to a statement by the institution on its website, Prof Lukoye tenure will begin his new job on August 1, 2020.

“We’re excited to welcome Prof Lukoye Atwoli to the AKU family, who will join us as Dean of Medical College, East Africa on 1st August 2020. Lukoye is a Professor in Psychiatry with extensive leadership, teaching, and research experience. Professor Lukoye comes to AKU in the midst of a global pandemic. Given his experience and research credentials, and through his gentle but firm leadership, he brings a steady pair of hands to help the Medical College, East Africa navigate the challenges ahead,” the university said in a statement.

Prof Lukoye previously served as the Dean of the Moi University School of Medicine and has supervised several Master’s candidates to completion.

At Moi University, Prof Lukoye excelled at building collaborations and partnerships between the School of Medicine and academic medical centres in Africa, Europe, and the US, transforming it into a regionally leading research and graduate medical school.

Professor Atwoli currently leads and participates in mental health research locally and globally.

He is a member of the WHO World Mental Health Surveys Consortium, which is the leading collaborative project in psychiatric epidemiology globally.