Eng. Patrick Ombogo passes on in Nairobi, Kenya
Engineer Patrick Ombogo passed away on 14 August 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, aged 52.
Engineer Ombogo joined the Ministry of Water Development as an Assistant Resident Engineer in August 1986 after graduating from the University of Nairobi in civil engineering. He rose through the ranks to become the Assistant Director of Water Development in the construction division in April 1998, and later Deputy Director in Charge of Construction, Design &Planning Divisions respectively. Following the enactment of the Water Act 2002, he was in October the same year appointed part of the team to spearhead implementation of the Water Sector Reforms Secretariat as Deputy Programme Director in charge of Water Supply and Storage.
In November 2004, Eng. Ombogo was deployed to start up the Lake Victoria South and the Lake Victoria North Water Services Boards as Team Leader. In October 2005 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board.
In recognition of his distinguished service to the Nation, he was awarded a Head of State Commendation (HSC) by His Excellency the President.
After a three-year stint at the LVSWSB, he resumed his duties at Ministry of Water & Irrigation Headquarters, Nairobi as the Director of Water Sector Reforms and Coordination with effect from July 2008. During this period, he successfully steered the development of a new Water Policy and Bill to align the sector to the Constitution of Kenya (2010).