, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 7 – Leaders from across the political divide have mourned the death of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru in a grisly road accident on the Thika-Murang’a Highway.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Council of Governors Chairman Josphat Nanok sent this condolence message to the his family and the people of Nyeri County
“It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the death of H.E Wahome Gakuru this morning while receiving treatment,” the Governors’ lobby tweeted
Education CS Fred Matiangi said he received the news of the demise with great shock and sadness.
I am deeply saddened by the demise of Nyeri County Governor – Wahome Gakuru. My condolences and prayers to his family & the people of Nyeri pic.twitter.com/zYJHGtRMJ8
— CS Fred Matiangi (@FredMatiangi) November 7, 2017
West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo, Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru also took to social media to mourn their counterpart’s death.
I have learnt with deep shock the sudden death of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. pic.twitter.com/DBQjYVgUxJ
— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) November 7, 2017
— A Waiguru (@AnneWaiguru_) November 7, 2017
Industrialist Chris Kirubi also mourned the fallen governor and added that his thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and entire Nyeri County.
— Chris Kirubi (@CKirubi) November 7, 2017
Gakuru, 51, was reportedly travelling to Nairobi for a morning talk show when his vehicle was involved in a road accident near Kabati on the Thika-Murang’a highway.
Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka led Senators including Mutula Kilonzo in expressing shock at the demise of the county chief, referring to him as a respected leader, dedicated to the service of the nation.
It is with great grief that I've learnt of Governor Dr. Wahome Gakuru's death. My condolences to family, friends and Nyeri people.#RIPGakuru
— Ken Lusaka (@Ken_Lusaka) November 7, 2017