, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 24 – The Council of Governors has expressed its condolences to the family of the late Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua describing him as a dedicated worker.
In a statement, Chairman Peter Munya indicated that Gachagua was a firm believer in devolution and will forever be remembered for his outstanding leadership in the Agriculture Committee.
“It’s with great sorrow that I have learnt of the passing of my brother His Excellency Governor Nderitu Gachagua who departed today at 2.15am in London,” he said.
Munya further said that during his illness, he carried himself with positivity and that the council has lost a very vibrant and valuable member.
“On behalf of the Council of Governors and the County Governments, I convey my heartfelt condolences to the family for the loss of a matriarch. To the relatives, friends and the people of Nyeri County we share in the loss of a great leader,” he stated.
Nyeri residents also expressed their sorrow following the death of Governor Gachagua describing him as a great leader.
Speaking after receiving the news of his death many stated that he was a strong leader whose ability will be missed greatly.
“Actually that is the most shocking news I have heard today. He was a Governor we all loved and I would like to send all my condolences to the whole family and the people in Nyeri. His Excellency the governor Nderitu Gachagua was a man of deeds in Nyeri County,” they said.
Gachagua passed away at a hospital in the United Kingdom after a long illness.
“On my part I can say I am very sorry to the family and all Nyeri residents since we have lost a good leader who helped us in many ways especially as the youth.”
Deputy Governor Ambassador Samuel Wamathai 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.
Gachagua died at the age of 64.