President Kenyatta lays the wreath on the grave of the late governor Gachagua moments after his burial/upesinews
BY JOHN WERU,NYERI,6TH MARCH 2017-The late Nyeri county governor Nderitu Gachagua was on Monday buried at his Hiriga Home in Nyeri in a ceremony attended by Various leaders led by president Uhuru Kenyatta,deputy president Wiilam Ruto NASA Co principal Raila Odinga,retired president Mwai Kibaki among others. All who spoke at the ceremony recalled the fallen governor as a brave leader who always stood for what was right for those he led.President Kenyatta while eulogizing the late governor said , Gachagua had left a lasting legacy in the agricultural sector as he was truly committed to ensuring value addition to our produce.He said Gachagua was was a committed and true servant of the people.”We shall miss a soldier in the battle of empowering our people”.he said.
The tough talking Kenyatta urged the county governments to stop the infighting that has stood in the way of the development agenda for many counties.”Governors must be allowed to see their vision through as this is the mandate they have received from their people,Oversight is not changing the agenda of an elected Governor.”he said .President Kenyatta went on to say ”,Let our disagreements as leaders not be a hindrance to service delivery to our people.We must know the responsibility of leadership bestowed on us must be for the benefit of the people”. He also gave assurance to the family of the late governor that the government will do all that there is to support his family and ensure his legacy lives on.
NASA co principal Raila Odinga among others leaders at the burial of the late Nderitu Gachagua/courtesy
On his part the former prime minister who is also NASA Co-principal Raila Odinga recalled his life with the late Nderitu in politics back in late 90s especially how he contributed to democracy.Odinga said Gachagua will be remembered for his firm stand against the undermining of devolution.