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March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Dr Mwirigi is a Consultant Haematologist working at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. She obtained her undergraduate MBChB from the University of Glasgow in 2002. After her house jobs and a medical rotation in Glasgow, she moved to London in February 2007.

Her career in Haematology began as a senior house officer at King’s College Hospital, following which she was accepted on the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust Specialist Registrar Rotation in 2009. She obtained her certificate of completion of training in 2014, and thereafter took on consultant haematologist positions for a period of two and a half years at both Guy’s and St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals.

Dr Mwirigi has a passion for haematology and always planned to practice haematology in her country of birth, Kenya. Since moving back in December 2016, she has engaged with haematopathologists and clinical haematologists in the region, and is involved collaborative ventures aimed at improving the quality of haematology services in Kenya. She was a key member of the scientific committee which organised the Haematology and Oncology Society of Africa 3rdinaugural conference held in Nairobi in August 2017.

Prof. Malkit S Riyat, an Associate Professor in Haematology, completed his MBChB from the University of Nairobi in 1978. He was awarded a World Health Organization (WHO) scholarship and went on to do his membership in haematology from The Royal Infirmary, Glasgow in 1987. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in Haematology in 1997. Prof. Riyat has authored multiple publications in peer review journals as well as many abstracts and has served on the editorial board of multiple peer review journals.  He has been instrumental in graduate medical education, developing the curricula for the clinical pathology residency program and served as the first program director when the residency was initially initiated at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi. In 2002 he successfully implemented and coordinated the GIPAP program in Kenya through which patients with CML, GIST and several other disorders get free access to glivec.


  • MBChB from the University of Nairobi in 1978
  • Membership in hematology (MRCPath – UK) from The Royal Infirmary, Glasgow in 1987 on a World Health Organization (WHO) scholarship
  • Appointed Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in Hematology in 1997 (FRCPath –UK)
  • Conferred fellowship of the College of Pathologists East Central and Southern Africa in 2014 (FCPath – ECSA)
  • Obtained Certificate of Competence in Malignant Lymphomas (CCL) in 2017 – 2018 from University of ULM, Germany


  • Malignant Lymphomas
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Low grade lymphoproliferative disorders (CLL, follicular lymphomas, Mantle Zone lymphomas etc)


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March 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm