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Fare Thee Well Evelyne

The Route to Food Initiative team mourns the tragic and completely unexpected loss of our colleague and friend Evelyne Ogutu on Friday, Nov 11th 2022. Evelyne joined us in April 2020 as the Brand and Media Coordinator. She was an experienced journalist and communications specialist.

Evelyne passed away after giving birth to healthy twin boys on Friday morning in a Nairobi hospital. We are devastated and shocked by her sudden death.

Evelyne amplified the initiatives messages and programs through the media and public channels. “True life is lived when tiny changes occur” was her favorite quote. She truly lived by believing in this, and much of the initiative’s accomplishments were made possible by her zeal, commitment, and enthusiasm for her work.

Colleagues and partners valued her wisdom and advice. She will be remembered as a close companion to all and a mentor to younger colleagues.

Evelyne earned a BA in Public Policy and Administration at Kenyatta University and a Diploma in Journalism at the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. Throughout her ten years long distinguished career in journalism, she worked with a critical media house and several media agencies in Kenya. She provided strategic communications services to important national and international institutions and news outlets.

She is survived by her husband, and their five children. The youngest are the twins born on Nov. 11.

Forever in our hearts, we will miss you dear Evelyne.

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