ForeverMissed
—With great sadness, we announce the passing on of Dr. Solomon Nzyuko on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.
Solomon was a dearly-beloved husband to Mirriam; a wonderful father to Enoch and Grace;  and an adoring and caring father-in-law to Lindah. He was a most doting grandfather to Talia.
He was son to Tabitha and the late Samuel Nzyuko, and step-son to Phoebe Nzyuko. Solomon was brother to Rhodah, Kisome, Daniel, Maria, Martha, Peter, B. Mutisya Sr., Nthamba, Ndunge, and the late David. He was step-brother to the late Wambui.
Solomon was a professor of development studies at Daystar University, and the Director — Daystar Leadership & Professional Development Institute (DLPDI). He was a member of the leadership of Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM), Nairobi.
Celebrations of Life were held at CITAM (Valley Road) on Sunday, April 11, 2021, and at Daystar University (Nirobi Campus) on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Solomon's body was laid to rest at the family’s Mang'auni Village home, Kimutwa Sub-Location, Machakos County, Kenya, on April 14, 2021. Interment proceedings were streamed live. You may view them here: https://youtu.be/KvteDigS2BM
The family would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support through your kind messages of condolence — sent to family members or left on this memorial. Additionally, we are grateful to everyone who joined the group that got together via WhatsApp and raised monies for interment and related expenses. We remain eternally thankful.

We may not be able to reach everyone to express our heartfelt gratitude, but we want you to know how touched we are by your prayers and love. 
Posted by Mindsetbusiness Solutions on April 13, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DR SOLOMON NZYUKO FROM THE NYAYO EMBAKASI MARRIED COUPLES CARE GROUP (MCCG)
Dr. Solomon Nzyuko’ s greatness was rooted in his love for Christ: it shaped his integrity, his love of excellence, and his service for others.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”
Solomon was a great man because he loved his Lord Christ with all his heart and mind and strength. He was great because he stood upright with integrity and a desire for excellence. He was great because he cared for and served the needs of others. This has been demonstrated in the testimonies given of this great man of God.
As the founding Chair of the Nyayo Embakasi Married Couples Care Group (MCCG), Dr. Nzyuko was an educator, marriage counsellor, preacher, scholar, husband, and lover of fun! The many retreats we had in our 13 years as a Married Couples Care Group illustrated his love for fun, yes BIG FUN.
We remember him as a man of remarkable presence whose authoritative glance was enough to solve an agonizing problem. We all remember his Solomonic wisdom in resolving a critical issue that threatened to tear apart a union of one of our members. Miriam and he “finished” the issue and the rest is history.
“Daktari” was viewed by many as a leading statesman of the Christian faith. His character, breadth, scholarship, and social concern influenced all who related with him. Staying in Embakasi when Mombasa Road was being expanded was agony. The traffic started early and ended late, never at any given time did Daktari ever follow the masses in breaking the traffic rules by overlapping. He insisted: “Leave very very early (in his characteristic twang) and Keep busy till Very late to ovoid the traffic. When not early, he would hang in the traffic as long as it took and never imagined he could break the law even if no one was watching.
The most important fact of his life was Jesus Christ. It was rooted in a deep sense of reality about who Jesus Christ is—Lord of life and history. That was his starting point; here it was he would begin his day. In the MCCG study meetings, he would open the Scripture, and with thoughtfulness, humility, and openness would ask God to make him what he wanted him to be. He prayed for each of the members, the church and his family.
Now that the trumpet of the Lord has sounded and time for Solomon is no more, we as MCCG are persuaded that his name is there in the roll of the saints.
The fortune that he has left behind is not in stocks or gold but lives transformed and challenged-
Their stories yet untold.
There is no greater privilege than this that we have had as a Married Couples Care Group- knowing this great man of God and having him as our brother all this time.
To Miriam and family, may the Lord comfort you and envelop you with His love.
Nyayo Embakasi Married Couples Care Group (MCCG)
Posted by Daniel Nzioka on April 13, 2021
Dr.Solomon Nzyuko as a man who feared God. He was all rounded brother. He was very humble and interacted with people of all classes. He was man full of wisdom and every interaction with him there was alot to learn from him. He was a father and a mentor. I met him in UET ministry and I have always enjoyed his fellowship whenever we met. It is such a loss to the family, friends ,church,and the community as a whole. We are encouraged by the word of the Lord that to be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Shalom Shalom to Mirriam,Enoch,Grace ,Linda ,Talia and the other family members. Dr.Solomon you will be greatly missed.
Posted by B Mutisya Nzyuko Sr. on April 13, 2021
Solomon:

My brother
   I will see you, A Promise.

I will see you, my brother
In the rays of morning light
   hope and promise of good
   made with assurance and sincerity
   pure of heart, kind and wise
I will see you, in the dawning promise of day

My brother and friend, I will see you
In the bold light of noon
   established and assured
   earned with heart and morning labor
   Longing and directed and intentioned
I will see you, in the firm secure of day

I will see you, my brother and confidant
In the shadows golden of eve
   sighs of pastels in labor reward
   Paint lines in care and strokes in purpose
I will see you in the beauty of evening set

I will see you, my brother, friend and mentor
In my wanderings on earth without you
   Every time the hill seems steep
      or the field is flowered and light to walk
   When the ocean too wide to cross appear
      or the waves beckon pearly sands free to walk
   When the path too long for steps present
       or paved and stroll for leisure welcome    
I will see you at the top of the hill
   I will see you on the other side of the ocean
     I will see you at the end of the path
Saying: Brother, come, you can
Then, once I see you, I will know
   It shall be well because you will be there.

I will see you, Solomon
   all my remaining days on earth
   and then I will see you
     on the day the Lord has appointed
I will see you. A Promise.
Posted by Joyce Mathew on April 12, 2021
VERBATIM MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM HON. NYOTI, MINISTER OF LIVESTOCK, SOUTH SUDAN

It is with deep sorrow that I have learnt of the sad news of the passing on of Dr. Solomon Nzyuko and I wish to express my sincere sympathies to the family, friends and the Daystar University fraternity during this difficult time.

Dr. Solomon was a great and selfless person. May the Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace.

      - Hon. Nyoti, Minister of Livestock, South Sudan

Posted by Nicholas Mac’Botongore on April 11, 2021
So sad indeed to learn of the demise of Dr. Solomon my classmate at UoN 1984-87 3-1-1 Social Work. Though we went into different directions career wise, in a special way we’ve made our mark especially on the vulnerable members of society as we were taught then. Fare thee well Dktr, mwanga wa milele akuangazie, upumzike kwa Amani brother. Familia mfarijiwe.
Posted by Joyce Mathew on April 11, 2021
A humble and honest soul; and a strong pillar in the larger Mutisya family has left our hearts broken. You always had time for everyone despite your busy schedules Daktari. We looked forward for those rare moments 'get together' (Syathi) when you would give us some titbits about the family history with which you were very well versed. We shall miss the fun moments which traces back to our earlier years at Kalama.

Fare Thee Well! Rest in eternal peace Solomon, till we meet again!

Posted by Fredrick Musieba on April 11, 2021
I thank the LORD Almighty for giving me a chance to meet Elder Dr Solomon Nyzuko and serve God together in different capacities - at HoD and Advisory board level.
Elder Solomon was consistent. He was passionate. He was a team player.
Elder Solomon was my seat and team mate at the board room.
I will miss his testimonies, fun and counsel.
His testimonies encouraged me to seek the LORD more and serve him.

I was encouraged to know that God still has remnants in this dark world.

May the LORD, God of all comfort and Father of compassion, comfort his family and heal their broken hearts
Posted by Miriam Nzioka on April 11, 2021
I got to know Dr Nzyuko and the family some years back and they really impacted my life in a positive way. May the lord comfort mama grace,Enoch and Grace during this difficult time.
Posted by Michael Osiro on April 11, 2021
Today I feel very helpless, I never knew just how painful goodbyes were until death took you away-You were very supportive in my private life-fond memories of our Bible meetings at your home In Nyayo EMBAKASI. I remember like yesterday when we hiked up to Mt Longonot-Then the rains started. Rest in peace, Solomon!
Posted by Liz Kyalo on April 11, 2021
Your dedication to God and family was so admirable. You once singled me out of a crowd at citam valley road and prayed over me when I came to the altar for prayer . We shall dearly miss you .
Posted by Benjamin Mutunga on April 11, 2021
The news of your departure left us down and broken. You were such a selfless man, dedicated to see young people grow spiritually (my first interaction with you was through Bible study at nyayo estate courtesy of David Kyalo) and you were determined to help couples excel in marriage. The memories of your marital counsel together with our sweet mum Mirriam remain in our hearts forever. You opened your home to us and made us family, the time God gave us to spend with you shall forever be cherished. Rest well God's servant.
Posted by Muthoni Kang'ara on April 11, 2021
Dr. Nzyuko, my lecturer, supervisor and friend,

We first met in Daystar Athi River doing my undergraduate, you were incredibly amazing and fatherly then. I came back for masters your love and care for your students had not changed and just before your demise my supervisor, you mentored me and corrected me with a lot of love and respect. The news of your passing on came as a shock. The pain is nothing I can describe.

Dr. Nzyuko was and can be described as the SI unit for excellence! Man he did hate mediocrity and made that so clear. The zeal and passion for his work is something I hope to emulate. Dr. Nzyuko was an honest man, he was a very kind soul, soft spoken and calm, nothing seemed too big to handle. I will miss his wisdom and words of encouragement. A great man has rested! Heaven has gained an angel! Until we meet again Daktari! Rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Eunice Wanjiku on April 10, 2021
Death has reaped from us a gem, a father, a friend, a committed Christian who did not only preach the word but also lived a life governed by the Word of God. I met Dr. Nzyuko in year 2011 when I enrolled for my undergraduate and till Masters Daktari was very supportive and kept offering his shoulder for me to lean on when things became thick. Daktari was a friend and a father to me, he kept checking up on me especially when I was in and out of the hospital, prayed with me over the phone and kept encouraging me with the word of God. It’s hard to believe that you are no more.

Dr. Solomon, you have
fought a good fight and kept the faith, the crown of life awaits you. Till we meet again, Rest in Peace.
Posted by Zachariah Cheruiyot on April 10, 2021
Dr. Nzyuko

I got to know you when I attended Family Oasis International Ministry conference and I was fascinated by the way you brought out the word of God in relation to family life. I have always longed and enjoyed your teachings. When I had you were unwell I did not imagine I will hear you have rested. My brother you have been an encouragement and a true servant of God. My the comfort and peace of God be upon Mum Miriam, Enock and Grace.
Posted by Diana Sankale on April 10, 2021
A great servant of God you were
You took every lesson as an opportunity to share the word of God with us .This made me learn everything is vanity when you leave a life without God.
You took time to call your students and find our how we are fairing on and encouraged us with the word of God
Eld.Dr,Solomon Nzyuko I thank God for using your life here on earth to mentor me as a lecturer also father .
Your lessons have tremendously impacted my life.
Sleep servant of God as you await the great awakening by our Lord Jesus Christ .
From your Student
Diana Sankale
Posted by Joshua Nzyuko on April 10, 2021
You are the lovely brother I've adored since i was small. And for me, the day you left us, was the saddest time of all, but all the memories that we shared from when we were young boys have only ever filled my heart with happiness and joy.
You grew up and proved to be a man both fair and true and everyday throughout my life, i will think of you brother.
Everyday's a struggle and nothing feels the same and my heart breaks a little more everytime i hear your name.
Brother, you'll always be remembered and time may heal my heart, but a piece of me is missing.
Brother, you're forever In my heart until we meet again.
Posted by Simon Nzioka on April 10, 2021
I met Daktari after completing my college and his impressive mentorship and demeanour attracted a brotherly and professional relationship between us. He was to me a Senior brother and whenever we met, we would discuss alot of various issues where I learned alot. Being in the same profession, i had a reliable friend I could consult. He was later to introduce me to a Swiss based University where he pursued his first PhD, and I registered knowing I had a devoted christian mentor ahead of me. I have lost a role model, a friend and a professional elder. My heartfelt condolences to Mum Mirriam, Ndanu and Enoch, and to the entire family. May God, the Prince of peace comfort thee and us too. Bwana alitoa, na Bwana ametwaa jina lake libarikiwe. Amen.
Posted by James Munyasia on April 9, 2021
Dr Nzyuko has walked a journey that I admire. As an Elder at Citam Valley road, he was instrumental in leading intercessory prayers, setting up the leadership training arm of CED, FACE among many others. He has done a great job in the vineyard.
Posted by Isaac Isavwa on April 9, 2021
Dr. Nzyuko and his wife took us through the Pre-marital counseling classes (PMCC) at Citam Valley Road and his wise counsel has remained relevant in marriage to date. We've lost a committed servant in ministry especially family care and a great intercessor too.
May his soul rest in eternal peace.
Posted by Alice Kivinya Kithika on April 9, 2021
To my best friend Solomon. I lack word which will express what I feel. Only you will know and can understand. You are the best and will always be. Your place in my heart will never be filled as it is just for you.
I looked forward to the holidays to come to kalama and traverse the sisal plantations, the orchards and to go grazing the goats and family cattle. Didn't we learn to be scouts at a young age. We learnt life skills together. You taught me to "kutumbia makwasi" which to date I remember. You will always be my best friend. You were always selfless and put everyone above self. We celebrate your life and will always keep the memories. Rest in peace until we meet again.
Posted by Anna Mueni on April 9, 2021
August 2007. CITAM Valley Road (then NPC Valley Road) launched Operation Joshua - taking the Gospel out of Nairobi, to the villages. I volunteered to host a team in Emali town, Makueni.

At the time our home was by all standards not modernized. Kitchen was grass thatched, House had 2 bedrooms (one for my parents and the other for 4 sisters).
Suffice to say, the missioners from Nairobi exceeded 10 - Dr Solomon Nzyuko and his wife Miriam were part of the team. The couple travelled in their Pajero.
Because we couldn’t separate the two of them, my brothers ‘Simba’ - a grass thatched and mud walled 1 bedroom hat became their abode for 3 nights. Did I mention that it had no window??

The bathroom was a distance so they chose to take baths from inside the ‘Simba’. It would have been more comfortable for them to sleep in their car compared to this hat.
This validates many tributes that we have read about Dr Nzyuko being a humble man. May Dr Nzyuko’s deeds follow his family in line with Rev 13:14b ....”that they may rest from their labors and their works follow them”.
Posted by George, Audit on April 9, 2021
Bible Study leaders will miss a great teacher and articulator of secular issues impacting our faith.

The congregation at CITAM will miss a man whose prayers moved the hearts of men closer to God.

Rest In Peace Warrior!
Posted by Njeri Bere on April 9, 2021
Message from Dr S. Nzyuko’s class of 1987:

“In 1984, Solomon Nzyuko was one of only 13 brilliant First-year students who were very carefully vetted to pursue the rigorous Social Work program at the UoN. In their WhatsApp group (SW class of 1987), his 12 classmates remember him as: “A very humble young man who never said a mean word to anyone”; “A soft spoken (ever smiling) person always ready to give an ear”; “...kind, humble, always smart, focused and God-fearing”; “...he had a genuine interest in people and always cared to find out how one was doing.”

The above testimonies, coming from both Christian and non-Christian classmates, speak volumes. They show Dr Nzyuko let his light shine in the dark secular (academic) corridors of UoN.

Submitted on behalf of my classmates, the class of ‘87 Social Work.
Dr. Njeri Bere.
Posted by JEREMY MULI on April 9, 2021
DR : SOLOMON NZYUKO .

Words may not be enough to capture how resourceful you were in this world .
I knew you as a committed member of UTTERMOST EVANGELISTIC TEAM,a man who was enthroned with the fullness of a friend and a father figure .
A God lover and a servant in His Kingdom .
But we will strengthen ourselves with this as we accept God's will.

Romans 8 [KJV]

[vs: 28] And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

I would only wish mum mirriam and the children peace and strength in these trying moments .

Go well papa ,we shall meet some day in the glorious assembly of the saints .

Posted by Joy Furaha on April 9, 2021
We may not have had one on one interactions but Serving as a Uttermost Evangelist Team Governing Board Treasurer ,I knew Dr.Nzyuko as a very devoted giver.He faithfully supported the team’s operations financially.We never had to call to remind him to give ,instead he would find time & deposit the cheques.Clearly,Daktari was of great impact to the Kingdom. I remember making a similar prayer to the one that brought back Dorcas of the Bible back to life. We prayed for your healing and God answered us with his Will .
We feel the loss though Heaven has gained a General.Fare thee well Shujaa ,tutaonana tena

Winnie Ndanu
Posted by Ruth Nyamisi on April 9, 2021
Dr. Solomon Nzyuko,
I remember when I first saw you I would call you uncle coz I was a small child, you allowed me to live with you as your own child & became a father to me.
You were a perfect example of what a man should be in this life, you cared, provided, disciplined me when I erred & I knew I had a father in you.
I've known you for as long as you have been with my sister Miriam whom I call (Mathe).. I will forever miss your presence.
Ruth Nyamisi.
Posted by Francis Namisi on April 9, 2021
It is hard to come to terms that you have gone ahead to eternity but that is a fact. You were a mentor, brother and a true friend. Always stood by Christian principles in and out of season. In love you rebuked and stretched your hand to offer help. Man Solo. I will miss your love, professional advise and our humerus discussions whenever we had time together.
Fare thee well brother until we meet again-Amen
Posted by Muuo Manasseh on April 9, 2021
Daktari, I remember you of a great elder in the church(Citam Valley Road), devout to the faith in Christ. The body of Christ we will dearly miss you.

Ahead you've gone, in eternity rest in peace, until we'll meet again with the saints in Christ

Shalom
Posted by Anne Ngenye on April 8, 2021
My friend as we fondly referred each other, on 6th April 2021, you gained your wings and off you flew to heaven's way. In front of heaven's gates, your Saviour waited with outstretched hands. And through those gates He led the way, hurt and pain have been taken away.

You were a great inspiration, a great company to keep. As families, we always looked forward to our December tradition of traveling to Kitale and visiting places together. So vividly remember the last one in 2019, we went all the way to Broderick falls. It was amazing. I remember your visits to our home, how you loved cayenne so we planted a  because of your love for chilli. We will miss you. We are comforted by God’s blessed assurance that our dear , your wife and your children are in God’s safe Hands and we shall accord them warm company as we wait to join you for eternity.

The broken hearts that are you left behind, will seek comfort from God above.

Rest well my friend.
Posted by Dr Nathan Matasi on April 8, 2021
My long time friend and coworker in the ministry, I have no words to express my pain for the loss. Miriam, Enoch, Grace, Linda and Talia, I encourage you to hold onto God's grace and love. God has prepared a calendar for each one of us and only Him knows when it's due. We pray for God's encouragement and support at this time

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Posted by Mindsetbusiness Solutions on April 13, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DR SOLOMON NZYUKO FROM THE NYAYO EMBAKASI MARRIED COUPLES CARE GROUP (MCCG)
Dr. Solomon Nzyuko’ s greatness was rooted in his love for Christ: it shaped his integrity, his love of excellence, and his service for others.
Jesus said to his disciples: “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”
Solomon was a great man because he loved his Lord Christ with all his heart and mind and strength. He was great because he stood upright with integrity and a desire for excellence. He was great because he cared for and served the needs of others. This has been demonstrated in the testimonies given of this great man of God.
As the founding Chair of the Nyayo Embakasi Married Couples Care Group (MCCG), Dr. Nzyuko was an educator, marriage counsellor, preacher, scholar, husband, and lover of fun! The many retreats we had in our 13 years as a Married Couples Care Group illustrated his love for fun, yes BIG FUN.
We remember him as a man of remarkable presence whose authoritative glance was enough to solve an agonizing problem. We all remember his Solomonic wisdom in resolving a critical issue that threatened to tear apart a union of one of our members. Miriam and he “finished” the issue and the rest is history.
“Daktari” was viewed by many as a leading statesman of the Christian faith. His character, breadth, scholarship, and social concern influenced all who related with him. Staying in Embakasi when Mombasa Road was being expanded was agony. The traffic started early and ended late, never at any given time did Daktari ever follow the masses in breaking the traffic rules by overlapping. He insisted: “Leave very very early (in his characteristic twang) and Keep busy till Very late to ovoid the traffic. When not early, he would hang in the traffic as long as it took and never imagined he could break the law even if no one was watching.
The most important fact of his life was Jesus Christ. It was rooted in a deep sense of reality about who Jesus Christ is—Lord of life and history. That was his starting point; here it was he would begin his day. In the MCCG study meetings, he would open the Scripture, and with thoughtfulness, humility, and openness would ask God to make him what he wanted him to be. He prayed for each of the members, the church and his family.
Now that the trumpet of the Lord has sounded and time for Solomon is no more, we as MCCG are persuaded that his name is there in the roll of the saints.
The fortune that he has left behind is not in stocks or gold but lives transformed and challenged-
Their stories yet untold.
There is no greater privilege than this that we have had as a Married Couples Care Group- knowing this great man of God and having him as our brother all this time.
To Miriam and family, may the Lord comfort you and envelop you with His love.
Nyayo Embakasi Married Couples Care Group (MCCG)
Posted by Daniel Nzioka on April 13, 2021
Dr.Solomon Nzyuko as a man who feared God. He was all rounded brother. He was very humble and interacted with people of all classes. He was man full of wisdom and every interaction with him there was alot to learn from him. He was a father and a mentor. I met him in UET ministry and I have always enjoyed his fellowship whenever we met. It is such a loss to the family, friends ,church,and the community as a whole. We are encouraged by the word of the Lord that to be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8. Shalom Shalom to Mirriam,Enoch,Grace ,Linda ,Talia and the other family members. Dr.Solomon you will be greatly missed.
Posted by B Mutisya Nzyuko Sr. on April 13, 2021
Solomon:

My brother
   I will see you, A Promise.

I will see you, my brother
In the rays of morning light
   hope and promise of good
   made with assurance and sincerity
   pure of heart, kind and wise
I will see you, in the dawning promise of day

My brother and friend, I will see you
In the bold light of noon
   established and assured
   earned with heart and morning labor
   Longing and directed and intentioned
I will see you, in the firm secure of day

I will see you, my brother and confidant
In the shadows golden of eve
   sighs of pastels in labor reward
   Paint lines in care and strokes in purpose
I will see you in the beauty of evening set

I will see you, my brother, friend and mentor
In my wanderings on earth without you
   Every time the hill seems steep
      or the field is flowered and light to walk
   When the ocean too wide to cross appear
      or the waves beckon pearly sands free to walk
   When the path too long for steps present
       or paved and stroll for leisure welcome    
I will see you at the top of the hill
   I will see you on the other side of the ocean
     I will see you at the end of the path
Saying: Brother, come, you can
Then, once I see you, I will know
   It shall be well because you will be there.

I will see you, Solomon
   all my remaining days on earth
   and then I will see you
     on the day the Lord has appointed
I will see you. A Promise.
his Life

Consummate Scholar | Christian Leader | Devoted Family Man

Dr. Solomon Nzyuko was born on November 4, 1962. Solomon was the seventh child of Tabitha and the late Samuel Nzyuko. At a young age, Solomon was sent alongside his older brother, Dan, to live with their grandmother at Kalama.

There, Solomon started school at Mulaani Primary School, where he completed elementary and middle school. His siblings took turns to visit him, and he would also visit the family home at Mang'auni. After Primary School at Mulaani, he proceeded to Kalama Secondary school, and then transferred to Mua Hills Secondary School. Solomon excelled academically at Mua Hills, and after graduating was accepted at the prestigious Cardinal Otunga High School, Mosocho, for his advanced level (Form 5-6) education.
 
Solomon then joined the University of Nairobi, where he earned his undergraduate degree in Social Work in 1987, and a master's degree in Sociology in 1993. In 1993, Solomon also earned a certificate in Epidemiology from the University of California-San Francisco. A consummate scholar, Solomon earned another certificate in Scientific Writing, again, from the University of California-San Francisco in 1996.

In 2015, Solomon successfully defended his dissertation — Understanding the Experience of Kenyan Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, and was conferred with his doctorate degree. Thereafter, he was known to his family and friends as Daktari.

Solomon's academic and work accomplishments were herculean. He has been a project officer with African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) where he was the core social scientist responsible for initiating and running the HIV and AIDS project for the hard-to-reach populations along the Trans-Africa Highway; Senior Projects Officer, AMREF, where he rose to the rank of a projects manager. Solomon also served as the Regional Program Manager for Lutheran World Relief – East and Southern Africa Region (LWR-EARO) in charge of programming in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe; Served as the Africa Director, HIV and AIDS, Lutheran World Relief, in charge of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Zambia, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali; and was the Regional Representative, Lutheran World Relief, Eastern Africa, responsible for the organization in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan, Zambia, and Namibia.

At the time of his passing, he was a leading consultant in monitoring, evaluation and program management. In his consulting endeavors, he had been a lead consultant in monitoring, evaluation and strategic planning for diverse agencies in Africa, including: World Bank Group; Impact East Africa; AMREF; ADRA; FAO; Women Enterprise Fund, Kenya; Kenya Coastal Development Programme; Save the Children UK; Centre for Law and Research International (CLARION); and Danish Refugee Council.

Solomon was the Director, Daystar University Leadership and Development Institute. He was a skilled professional in training and enhancing professional growth and development, and participatory learning; he also conducted tailor-made training in strategic planning and management, in addition to carrying out corporate consultancies. He coordinated research and teaching at DLPDI and the School of Human and Social Sciences. Solomon was also engaged in curriculum development, and review and implementation;  development of new programs in the institute; identification, initiation and management of partnerships, and taught diverse courses at the bachelors, masters and PhD levels. 

Solomon was a full member of the Evaluation Society of Kenya; a member of CLARION; and a member of Uttermost Evangelistic Team. 

Solomon was also a member of the board of directors of the Africa Institute of Deaf Studies and Research.

An academic of no mean stature, Solomon was well-published. His publications included refereed journal articles, and conferences and seminar papers. He was a much-sought-after and revered speaker and presenter at academic symposia.

At Daystar University, Solomon regularly taught Monitoring and Evaluation Design and Implementation Techniques; Advanced Social Research; Advanced Qualitative Research Methods; and Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation. Some of Solomon's published work is accessible through Research Gate
Recent stories

A LIFE THAT WAS NEVER WASTED .

Shared by JEREMY MULI on April 10, 2021
A big academic ,professional and a spiritual icon .
You always motivated me when i read your profile in Daystar University.
Your academic journey is a motivation.
Your spiritual profile is worthy emulating .
Your humility is a great testimony and a pathway to walk through .
Your father figure is a complete lesson for young fathers .

Rest well Daktari .
Shared by Wambui Gathoga on April 10, 2021
My dear mentor, supervisor and friend,
A man full of knowledge, wisdom and above all, the fear of the Lord. You walked with us sacrificially like your own. You went out of your way and moved mountains for us to get the best of opportunities and attain higher milestones. I will always remember how you went out of your way to link me up with job opportunities. I remember vividly calling you on a Sunday, in need of an urgent recommendation letter to submit a job application, and indeed you wrote me one and scanned it for me. You were always concerned to know how we were doing in our personal lives, children's milestones, family, transitions. You gave your best during lectures, and always started them off with devotion, then with mind-teasing images "What do you see?" to challenge our analytical skills.
The news of your demise have saddened all of us who crossed your paths. Memories of the sacrifices you did for us will linger on, till we meet again. We rest assured that you are at a better place, and that God's peace, strength and comfort will prevail in your family and the entire daystar fraternity.
 Rest well Daktari!

Brother | Friend | Confidant | Mentor

Shared by B Mutisya Nzyuko Sr. on April 9, 2021


Solomon ...
...
My brother,
  My friend,
    My confidant,
      My Mentor.