Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua passes away

February 24, 2017 9:41 am
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Gachagua died while admitted to a hospital in the United Kingdom after suffering from pancreatic cancer/FILE

, NYERI, Kenya, Feb 24 – Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is dead.

Gachagua died while admitted to a hospital in the United Kingdom after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Deputy Governor Ambassador Samuel Wamathai has said he received the sad news early today morning from Gachagua’s brother Rigathi Gachagua.

Wamathai recalled the last time he spoke with the Governor noting that he was very committed and dedicated to the development of the county.

Gachagua was last seen in public months ago.

Last year, Gachagua survived impeachment.

READ: Gachagua survives impeachment as Senate throws out charges

The late governor Gachagua was elected on a Grand National Unity Party ticket in the last elections after a tight battle with Wahome Gakuru and Dr Thuo Mathenge.

Gachagua died at the age of 64.

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