CV – Dr Khalida Soki


Consultant Physician / nephrologist


(+254787050052 | *




Consultant Physician & Nephrologist practicing in Nairobi.

Extensive experience in living & deceased kidney transplantation, critical care nephrology and HIV medicine. Passionate about research in Africa and patient education.

Trained in Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

Deputy chair Young Nephrologist committee African association of Nephrology. East African Diabetic Nephrology Study Group: Founding member. Treasurer Kenya Renal Association



Fellow of The International Society of Nephrology          July 2017 – July 2018

Sheffield Kidney Institute (SKI), Sheffield, United Kingdom

MMed Internal Medicine                                        Sept 2012 – Aug 2015

Department of Clinical Medicine & Therapeutics, University of Nairobi, Kenya

MBChB, Medicine and Surgery                              Oct 2004 – Dec 2009

School of Medicine, University of Nairobi, Kenya  




November 2021Current

Lead nephrologist, The Nairobi Hospital

Head of multidisciplinary team including renal registrars & medical officer, nutritionist, counsellor, physiotherapist. Supervisor renal fellows from East African Kidney Institute. Head of Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement team – renal. Coordinator renal grand round and Continuous medical education.

Clinical nephrology including acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney failure and transplantation patients, as inpatients and outpatients. Lead nephrologist: COVID Unit

Interventional nephrology including insertion of temporary and tunneled hemodialysis catheters and kidney biopsies.


August 2018 – November 2021

Private practice as a consultant physician and Nephrologist. Review of Inpatients and conduction of hemodialysis, transplant and chronic kidney disease clinics. Creation of Hemodialysis unit SOPs, guidelines, processes and Key Performance Indicators, patient information booklets for clinical governance. Insertion of temporary and permanent hemodialysis catheters and performance of kidney biopsies.

Honorary lecturer East African Kidney Institute (EAKI).

Initiation of hemodialysis support group at The Nairobi Hospital and transplant support group with TransplantED Kenya.

Co-author: Kenya Renal Association Interim Guidelines on the management of Renal complications of acute COVID-19 Infection


July 2017 – July 2018

Fellow of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

Sheffield Kidney Institute, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Broad-based clinical training in inpatient and outpatient clinical nephrology, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, living and deceased donor transplantation, renal pathology and radiology.

Lecturing and bedside teaching of undergraduate students and core-trainees.

Audit on clinical outcomes of CKD patients referred to SKI. Data collector in SONG-PD study. Liaison officer ISN SRC-pair Sheffield kidney institute with East African Kidney Institute.


May 2016 – June 2017

Project Physician Partnership for Advanced care and Treatment (PACT), University of Nairobi (UON), Nairobi, Kenya

Clinical lead, adult care. Management of complicated HIV patients with co-morbidities. Head of a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, psychologists and peer mentors in the holistic management of patients.

Preparation and presentation of treatment target audits.  Review of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as part of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI).

Supervisor Internal Medicine registrars during CCC (comprehensive care centre) rotation. Teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.


Sept 2015–Apr 2016

Associate Physician, Nairobi Cardiovascular Clinic, Nairobi, Kenya 

Preventative and diagnostic medicine, with procedures such as exercise stress testing and the interpretation of Holter monitors. Exposure to cardio-renal patients and vascular treatments.


Sept 2012 – Aug 2015

Post-graduate registrar, Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi

Inpatient and outpatient management of chronic and acutely ill adults in general medical wards as well as specialized rotations within the renal, haemato-oncology, pulmonology, dermatology, intensive care and psychiatric wards.


Sept 2011 to Jul 2015

Senior House Officer ICU/HDU , Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi

Full time 2011 – 2012. Part -time 2013 – 2015.

First responder and coordinator of the crash team in the event of an emergency. Management of patients within critical care units. Essential skills included rapid and concise decision making, enhanced communication skills, being a team player and leadership in high-pressure situations.


February 2010 – July 2011

Medical Officer, Karatina District Hospital, Karatina, Kenya

Internship: First on call within the departments of Medicine, Paediatrics, Surgery and Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

After one-year internship, retained as Medical Officer in the Internal Medicine department.



  • Kenya Renal Association (KRA) Treasurer
  • African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) – Deputy Secretary general
  • Young Nephrologists Committee AFRican Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) – Co- chair
  • International Society of Nephrology (ISN) – Member
  • Women in Transplantation (WIT) – Member
  • Kenya Association of Physicians (KAP)– Member
  • Kenya Medical Association (KMA) – Member
  • Women In Nephrology Africa – Executive Member





  • A catastrophic case: Antiphospholipid syndrome – Grand round, The Nairobi Hospital, May 2022
  • The Diagnosis of Hypocalcemia – 1st Nephrotube conference, Online conference, September 2022
  • Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in CKD – Cardiometabolic CME, Thailand, October 2022
  • Lecture series: Acute Kidney Injury – Fellowship Programme in Clinical nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation for Allied Healthcare professionals, World Kidney Academy – December 2022
  • Anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation in CKD – Kenya Renal Association Webinar, November 2022


  • Nuances in Nephrology: prevention of kidney disease in Africa, The role of kidney health promotion – ISN academy webinar
  • Cardiometabolic syndrome & renal failure in modern clinical practice – World Kidney Day webinar
  • Basics of research methodology – AFRAN Webinar
  • The pleotropic effects of SGLT2 inhibitors – World Diabetes day symposium, Nairobi


  • The Kidney and COVID 19. ECHO webinar.
  • ESRD in Diabetes: Tertiary prevention strategies in Eastern Africa. Presented at The East African Diabetes Study Group Conference
  • Pre-transplant assessment of the kidney patient. Presented at Kenya Association of Urological Surgeons Conference


  • Renal replacement therapies in Sepsis in the ICU. Critical Care Symposium 2019, the Nairobi Hospital.
  • Hemoperfusion technologies. First Hemodialysis Nurses Chapter Meeting, Machakos Kenya.
  • The Cardiorenal Syndrome. Speaker at the annual Cardiology Symposium, Nairobi Kenya


  • Poster presentation at the UK Kidney Week – 5-year outcomes of patients referred to the Sheffield Kidney Institute
  • The 5-year outcomes of CKD patients referred to a tertiary nephrology centre – An audit report. Presented at SKI academic meeting.


  • A retrospective analysis of kidney disease in HIV at KNH CCC–An Audit. Presented at the 13th Annual Kenya Renal Association conference
  • What to start: A challenging Case. Presented at the Annual HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Scientific Conference
  • Pulmonary hypertension in hemodialysis. Presented at the 12th Annual Kenya Renal Association conference


  • Pulmonary hypertension in hemodialysis. Presented at the 33rd Annual Kenya Cardiac Society Conference


  • The management of Diabetic foot. Presented at the East Africa Diabetes Study Group Conference
  • A case of a broken heart. Presented at the Department of Clinical Medicine and Therapeutics, UON.
  • Case presentation: An unusual presentation of SLE. Presented at the 1st annual conference of the Arthrheuma Society of Kenya





  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support) – Kenya Council of Emergency medical Technicians/ American Heart Association
  • GCP – Social and Behavioral Research Best Practices for Clinical Research. The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program
  • 1st International Conference on Hemoperfusion, Guangzhou China


  • 36th Vicenza course on CRRT and AKI
  • Advanced Nephrology Course – Corpus Christi College, Oxford, UK


  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP) e-course (Secondary Care)


  • Implementers training on ISO 9001:2008 standards


  • Uwezo Rheumatology Training Joint Injection Workshop – ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology)



  • The prevalence and short term outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury in patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infection. Oganga M, Soki K.B, Mcligeyo S. O, Wambugu B. M, Mohammed A.S. Awaiting publication.
  • Vascular Access profile of hemodialysis patients at Kenyatta national Hospital. Bwombengi J, Soki, K. B, Kayima J.K, Mcligeyo S.O. Awaiting publication
  • Comparison of one year outcomes and clinical characteristics among HIV positive and HIV negative patients on maintenance haemodialysis at the Kenyatta National Hospital and Nairobi Hospital renal units. Kubo N, Soki KB, McLigeyo S.O et al. Awaiting Publication.
  • Disparities in Transplantation Access In Developing Countries: An ISN Fellows Collaborative study. Soki KB et al. Kidney International. 5 (3), supplement S139-140

·       AKI Practice patterns: A multi-national survey. elrggal, M, Soki K. B, Tannor E et al. Kidney International Reports, Volume 4, Issue 7, S74 – S75

  • An Echocardiographic evaluation of pulmonary pressures in chronic haemodialysis patients at Kenyatta National Hospital. Soki KB, Were AJO, Ogola ESN, Nyale GM, Murage MM. 2015. EAMJ. 2017,94(6).
  • The 5-year outcomes of CKD patients referred to a tertiary nephrology centre – An Audit report. Soki KB, Thu A, Khwaja A. Poster presentation at the UK Kidney Week
  • A retrospective analysis of kidney disease in HIV at KNH–An Audit. Presented at the 13th Annual Kenya Renal Association conference
  • The Burden of Kidney Disease at Kenyatta National Hospital: a proposal submitted to the East African Kidney Institute (EAKI) and currently on data collection phase
  • Review of factors contributing to a detectable viral load in HIV patients – An audit. PACT –CoE



  • Ultrasound guided insertion of temporary and cuffed hemodialysis catheters, central venous catheters
  • Ultrasound guided kidney biopsy, lymph node biopsies
  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Minor surgical skills: Suturing, incision and drainage of abscesses



  • Dr. John Ngigi

Consultant Nephrologist /Head of department–Renal Unit Kenyatta National Hospital, Chairman Kenya Renal Association

Tel: +254722527848



  • Saraladevi Naicker

Professor Emeritus of medicine, Cahir of graduate studies and research, School of clinical Medicine, university of Witwatersrand (WITS), Johannesburg

Tel: +27836429575



  • Arif Khwaja

Consultant Nephrologist, Sheffield teaching Hospitals

Tel: +447966189182