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consultant , Psychiatrist

Frank Gitau Njenga, Kenyan psychiatrist, consultant. Medical practitioner The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, 1980, diploma in psychological medicine Royal College Physicians and Royal College Surgeons England, 1979. Recipient Presidential award, Government Kenya, 2001.

Background

Njenga, Frank Gitau was born on December 12, 1950 in Nairobi, Kenya. Son of Simon and Rahab Njenga.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, University Nairobi, 1975. Diploma in medical jurisprudence, London Hospital Medical Sch, 1979. Postgraduate, Institute Neurology, London, 1979.

Career

Intern Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, 1975—1976. Medical officer Ministry of Health, 1976—1977. Registrar Maudsley Hospital, London, 1977—1980.

Lecturer University Nairobi Medical School, 1980—1982. Consultant psychiatrist F.G. Njenga & Nguithi Associates, 1982. Leader of the team responding to the mental health component of the American bombing in Nairobi in 1998 Operation Recovery, Nairobi, 1998—2000.

Director AAR Health Services, Nairobi, since 1999. Member local experts network for Eastern Africa drug reduction programs United Nations Drug Control Program, Nairobi, since 2001. President African Association Psychiatrists and Allied Professions, since 2002.

Consultant mental health programs British Broadcasting Corporation, London.

Achievements

  • Medical practitioner The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board, 1980, diploma in psychological medicine Royal College Physicians and Royal College Surgeons England, 1979.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (novels) The Madhouse, HOOKED!, Never Again. Producer(presenter): (weekly television talk show) Frankly Speaking.

Membership

Founder chairman Institute For Education In Democracy, Nairobi, 1997—1997. Fellow: Royal College Psychiatrists. Member: Kenya Psychiatric Association (chairman since 2001), World Psychiatric Association (publications committee 2002), American Psychiatric Association, Muthaiga Golf Club, Muthaiga Country Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Theater, golf, travel, research, writing.

Connections

Married Elfreda Wanjala Madoka. Children: Gerry, Natasha Kabura, Allan Madoka.

father:
Simon Njenga

mother:
Rahab Njenga

spouse:
Elfreda Wanjala Madoka

child:
Gerry Njenga

child:
Natasha Kabura Njenga

child:
Allan Madoka Njenga