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Development Pathways' Krystle Kabare

We are devastated to share the news that Krystle Kabare, a Social Protection Specialist at Development Pathways, passed away on the evening of Thursday 28th September.

Krystle had been with us for three years, almost longer than anyone else in the team. She was a very popular member of staff and well-known by those working on social protection in Kenya, Uganda and elsewhere. Prior to joining Development Pathways, she was employed by HelpAge International, leading their work to ensure that the rights of older people were respected by the Hunger Safety Net Programme. We met her during her time at HelpAge and were so impressed by her that, after finishing a Masters degree in Sweden, we recruited her into Pathways.

Krystle was absolutely committed to helping build an effective and comprehensive social protection system in Kenya. She developed excellent relationships with many people across government and development partners, in particular UNICEF and WFP. She made valuable inputs into Kenya’s Social Protection Sector Review and was incredibly happy when the Government of Kenya announced that it would give an old age pension to everyone aged 70 years and above (as you can see in this blog that she wrote a few months ago celebrating the announcement).

She was really proud of the role that she’d played in helping bring about the pension, which will transform the lives of all Kenyans.

Krystle was bright, vivacious and with a great career ahead of her, now sadly cut short. She was well-loved by all of us in Development Pathways and she made a big impression on the many people she met. We will all miss her tremendously and she leaves a massive hole. We find comfort in knowing that – despite leaving us far too soon – she achieved so much for so many and found such joy in doing so.

A funeral service will be held for Krystle Kabare on Thursday, 5th October 2017. The cortège leaves Lee Funeral Home at 7 a.m. on Thursday for her final resting place in Mbugiti, Muranga, Central Kenya.

Our thoughts are with Krystle’s mother, who has lost a beautiful and loving daughter, and with the rest of her family.