In Memorium

This page is dedicated to those from Kisumu who are no longer with us.

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Pranlal Purshottam Sheth, CBE, campaigner for equality and human rights, was born on December 20, 1934. He died of cancer on June 30, 2003, aged 68. He practised Law in Kisumu and was close friend of  Oginga Odinga. He fought for independence of Kenya and was actively involved in talks at Lancaster House.

After independence, he helped  to draft the new Constitution, and was appointed to commissions responsible for agricultural, economic and broadcasting policies. He also chaired a commission on tribal riots. He became a victim of the rift between Kenyatta and Odinga, resulting in his arrest in Kisumu and was deprived of his citizenship by presidential decree. Allowed no judicial appeal, he was put on a plane to India in 1966.     


Mr. Amratlal Sodha (Secretary of Kisumuwala & District Reunion) passed away on Wednesday 26th January 2005.  Mr. Sodha not only contributed towards the Kisumu Reunions, but also was very active among the Lohana community here in the UK. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him.