In 1983, the late John Beecher floated the idea of formation of Kenya Orthopaedic Association.
The conception was not realized because the orthopods were very few at that time. Much later, Orthopaedic & Trauma Club was formed in Nairobi.
This was the precursor of the Kenya
Orthopaedic Association which held its first Annual General Meeting on 23rd March, 2006 at Panafric Hotel in Nairobi with Prof. L.N Gakuu, as the founder Chairman.