Celebrating the Life of a Great and Gentle Soul
Camillus Omondi Osundo Ahuya passed away on February 3, 2020. Camillus was selfless and frank, honest and dedicated professional, compassionate and loving. He was a great father, and above all a wonderful and devoted husband. Born on September 9, 1952; the first-born son of Edward Ahuya Osundo and Paulina Washika, in East Uholo location, Mung’ao sub – location, Uluthe village. He was a brother to the late Peter Agutu Ahuya, the late Patrick Okoyo and the late Odhiambo.
Camillus lived his life in service to humanity, always willing to extend a helping hand to anyone in need and giving his very best to his wife, Beatrice Achieno Ahuya, and their children: Jeffery Otieno Ahuya, Catherine Achieng Ahuya, Antony Onyango Ahuya, Maureen Achieno Oluoch, Nelly Achieng Juma, Pauline Washika Ahuya, Duncan Robert Ahuya and Brian Omondi Ahuya.
Tribute to Camillus Ahuya
Written by Christie Peacock
I have known my dear friend Ahuya for a little over 40 years. We were both passionate about the power of the humble goat to transform the lives of Africa’s rural families. When I was recruiting for the Meru goat project there was only one man I wanted to work on the project and that was the gentle giant, Camillus Ahuya. Ahuya had that rare combination of being a highly knowledgeable professional but also a very practical man. When that was combined with his big heart and hard work, he became a powerful force for change among the rural communities he served. I will never forget his kindness to me and my family and also of his gentle dancing in my home in England. For me he was kindness in human form. Rest in Peace Big Man.
Dr. Christie Peacock, a former IGA Board member, was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to Agricultural Development in Africa.
er contributions to the International Goat Association, as both a Board member and Institutional partner (with Farm Africa), have been hugely important. We wish to take this opportunity to formally recognize all that she has and will accomplish, and to add our congratulations.
Dr. Peacock’s tireless efforts to improve the lives of impoverished people in Africa will stand the test of time.
If you’d like to read more about her life and work (with Farm Africa, Sidai and GALVmed) here are two recent articles:
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