Habitat International Coalition
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Patterson Kuria Gathuru, a tireless activist and HIC colleague, passed away
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Source: Habitat International Coalition

Kuria Patterson Gathuru, a senior staff member of Mazingira Institute (HIC Africa Focal Point), passed away in Nairobi on 15 November 2017. He served tirelessly on the international stage as a HIC representative from 2014, for the urban food insecure constituency of the Civil Society Mechanism for the UN Committee on World Food Security. He participated in HIC event in Nairobi. He was a mentor and trainer par excellence on the practice of urban agriculture.

He had been very sick for a while but always coming to work at Mazingira when he could. He gave his life to improving things for the people around him especially the urban farmers and the informal settlement farmers struggling to produce food. His house and heart were open to all the farmers of Nairobi and Environs Food Security and Livestock Forum, and before that to many others through Undugu Society and the Presbyterian Church. To him all were equal. Since the 1980s he has worked to bring urban agriculture to the City of Nairobi government. And he succeeded.


Photo: Kuria Gathuru moderating an event of Nairobi and Environs Food Security and Livestock Forum (NEFSALF), operated by Mazingira Institute.

Read the family obituary: http://www.obituarykenya.co.ke/patterson-kuria-gathuru/


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