The late Governor Nderitu Gachagua/file
BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,24TH FEB 2017-Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua is dead.
Deputy Governor Ambassador Samuel Wamathai has confirmed the reports saying that Gachagua died while admitted to hospital in the United Kingdom.
He had been ailing for some time.
Governor Gachagua has been out of the country since late 2016 after he survived an impeachment motion against him.
He made only one public appearance in November during President Kenyatta’s tour of the county and then flew out of the country hours later.
During his long absence, there were rumours that Mr Gachagua had stepped down from the race to defend his Nyeri County seat due to failing health.
However, those close to him insisted that he was still in the race, having paid the statutory Sh100,000 nomination fee to the Jubilee Party.