KCUR News
5:23 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Locally Trained Scientist Fights Malaria in Kenya

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – This past week, UMKC held a luncheon to honor some of its most accomplished alumni. Among the group was a man Kansas City hasn't seen much since he graduated over 40 years ago. Dr. Mutuku Mutinga has spent most of his life combating insect-borne diseases in his native Kenya, but he credits his years in Kansas City with giving him the tools he's needed to carry on the fight.

While he was in town, Dr. Mutinga told his story to KCUR's Alex Smith.

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