Proffessor Anna Karani was a great mentor and a friend to many . Prof Karani was a distinguished scholar who gave her best to mankind. A Professor of Nursing & Nursing Education at the University of Nairobi since 2008. Prof. Karani received several awards for promoting community work and nursing education. These awards include: the Queen of England award of Officer (sister) Order of St John of Jerusalem, Day Star & KEMRI (2013); the Head of State Commendation (HSC) which she was awarded during the 40th celebration of Independence on 12th December 2003; the Wharton Fellows Program in Management for Nurse Executives by Johnson & Johnson awarded in 2008 among others.
Prof Karani (CStJ)also served as a volunteer at St John Ambulance for 39 years. The Priory of St John Kenya acknowledged her meticulousness and selfless service.
Though Prof Karani had retired as she was still supervising and guiding a number of Ph.D. students. She was in the process of being onboard as emeritus Prof at the Department of Nursing Sciences.