Mortuary Science Course 2016 Graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony for Mortuary Sciences certificate course was held on 22nd April 2016 at the Department of Human Anatomy, University of Nairobi. The chief guest was the Principal College of Health Sciences who was represented by Prof. Gathece (Dean, School of Dental Sciences). Also present were Prof Aduda (Principal College of Physical and Biological Sciences), Prof. Hassan Saidi (Chairman, Department of Human Anatomy), as well as members of staff from both Chiromo funeral Parlour and Department of Human Anatomy. Twenty four students were awarded their certificates. The best two students, Dennis Masinde Barasa and Timothy Sungure Wanyama, were also rewarded for their exemplary performance. The chief guests, Prof Aduda (left) and Prof Gathece (right), follow the proceedings. Graduands with Prof Saidi (left seated), Prof Gathece (middle seated), and Dr Odula (right seated). Excited graduands display their certificates One of the best students, Timothy Wanyama, with Profs Saidi and...

Members of staff at CFP attend a Retreat at Maanzoni lodge, Machakos County.

Forty one members of Human Anatomy Department (UoN) and Chiromo Funeral Parlour  staff, led by Prof. Hassan Saidi – Chairman, participated in the annual retreat themed “Chiromo Funeral Parlour – Then and Now” was held on November 28th and  29th at the Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County. Guests of note included Prof. Isaac Kibwage (Principal, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi), Prof. Frederick Were (Dean, School of Medicine, University of Nairobi), and Mr. Waigwa, Registra College of Helath Sciences.  Also present were Mr. Simplisius Ochieng and Ms Lucy Marangu from UNES. The objective of the retreat was to take stock of the journey of Chiromo Funeral Parlor (CFP) as a performing Income Generating Unit and discuss a new and transformative agenda for sustaining it in the path of customer service excellence, enhanced revenues and profitability. Topics eloquently delivered and discussed included: “Reflection of CFP 2010-2015”  “Leader or Manager: what is the big deal?” “Marketing and communication in an organization” “Procurement basics, supplier and inventory management”  “ABC’s of business strategic planning” “Special presentations were delivered by invited speakers from the University of Nairobi Enterprise Services (UNES) ranging from rebranding of CFP logo, understanding of the CFP strategic plan to recalibrating employee-customer interactions to enhance customer satisfaction” Integrative group roles were exhibited during: Themed outdoor team building activities. Round table discussions on transformative agenda for CFP. Group work analysis of the 2013-2018 CFP strategic plan with the aim of crafting effective strategies for delivery of this...

The inspiring story of Subisiso Chebii a mortician in Chiromo Funeral Parlour who dabbles in music

For Chebii Subisiso, making sure that a body looks decent before burial has been his business. He makes a living out of working on the dead. The two weeks following the Garissa University College attack, were particularly taxing for 25 year old Subisiso Chebii, who is a mortician at Chiromo mortuary. However, Chebi, as his friends know him, takes his rather morbid job in stride, even managing to write music in his free time.  Mr Chebii was recently interview by NTV Kenya. Click on the link below for the full...

Safaricom Foundation Hosts Chiromo Funeral Parlour Staff To A Dinner At Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel

Mr. Acleus Murunga gives a speech before commencement of the dinner On Wednesday the 22nd of April the Safaricom foundation in conjunction with Juliani hosted the staff of the department of Human Anatomy and Chiromo funeral parlor (CFP) to a dinner at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel. The event was hosted by Mr. Bob Collymore, the C.E.O Safaricom Ltd, Mr. Juliani, a Gospel musician and was graced by Ms Caroline Mutoko, a radio presenter with the Radio Africa media group. The dinner was held as an appreciation for the services offered by the CFP to the victims of the Garissa University attack. Mr. Bob Collymore thanked the CFP fraternity for a job well done. He also expressed his sympathy for the emotional torture that staff had to go through.  This was echoed by Mr. Juliani and Ms Mutoko .  Mr Acleus Murunga, the Technical director at the CFP suggested that a Memorial be put up to commemorate the victims, a proposition that was enthusiatically received by the audience. Prof. Hassan Saidi of the department of Human Anatomy gave the vote of thanks as he credited the good job to the teamwork exemplified during the entire...