Johansen Oduor Biography and Educational Background

Dr.Oduor MBchB, Path (UON), is now the Chief Pathologist at the Office of the Forensic, and Medicolegal in Nairobi as well as the Chief Pathologist in the Country. Dr. Johansen Oduor is the Chief Government Pathologist.

In a past interview with the Standard as well as Strathmore Business School, Dr. Johansen Oduor revealed that he studies Medicine and Surgery degree from the University of Nairobi in his bid to become a surgeon in 2000, where he specialized in Master in Pathology in 2008.

Johansen Oduor Educational Background

Dr. Johansen Oduor graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi in 2000 and later on pursued Mmed in Pathology in 2008.

He takes pride in CS George Magoha as the best lecturer he ever came across. He also revealed that the best unit on campus was Surgery,. He recounted his first earnings as a mortuary attendant in Chiromo during his first year. He has ever worked in Nyamira Hospital before raising the ranks.

For him to be the best, he disclosed that he had to study other medical-related courses. He holds a Diploma in Recognizing the identity of dead and decomposed bodies among other courses he studied in South Africa.

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My best unit was ‘Surgery,’ which was a break from boring and common undergraduate courses. I made my first coin on campus working as a morgue attendant at Chiromo during the school holidays after my first year.

~ Johansen Oduor

His working schedule is just like any other. He works from 8am to 5pm. However, his day starts at 5am, with 7am made for some reading after which he heads to City Mortuary for the day’s activities.

How Dr. Oduor Enjoys His Life

Oduor wakes up at 5:00 AM to do some reading up to 6:00 AM when he begins preparations. He gets to his office by 7.30 AM.

“When I’m on autopsy duty, I have meetings with my staff, respond to emails, and go to autopsies.

“On other days, I travel to court as an expert witness. There is also a significant amount of travel within the country to attend court, exhumations, autopsies, technical support to pathologists in the counties, and meetings,” Oduor noted.

When he gets home in the evenings, he stated that he reads or does his report until midnight.

Aside from his work, Oduor stated that he was a social man with many friends.

“When I am not busy, I spend my weekends with my family. I occasionally enjoy ‘nyama choma’ with friends,” he stated.

“On campus, for fun, I traveled or went clubbing to Visions Club along Kimathi Street and Zig-Zag in Hurlingam,” he added.

Despite his line of work, Dr Oduor believes that there is life after death and would not want to witness an autopsy of his close relative.

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