BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,7TH NOV 2017-The body of Nyeri governor the late Wahome Gakuru who died following a tragic accident at Kabti Murang’a county on Tuesday morning has been moved to the Lee funeral home In Nairobi.
The governor died while receiving treatment at the Thika level five hospital.
Meanwhile condolences massages to the family,friends and people of Nyeri county continue to pour inn.Political ,religious leaders and Kenyans have expressed their shock following the untimely death of the governor.President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned the late governor saying Nyeri county and the entire country had been robbed of a great promise.”Nyeri and the country have been robbed of a great promise with the demise of Dr Gakuru, a committed, visionary and tireless leader.”he said.
The president through his twitter post added that he and his family was together with Nyeri people and the late governor’s family at this very trying moment.”My family and I, and the National Government send our deepest condolences and sympathies to the late Gov. Gakuru’s family,Nyeri constituents”added the president.
Mombasa governor Hassan Joho through his massage on Facebook said he had learnt with deep shock, the sudden death of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru. According to Joho the cruel hand of death had yet again robbed Nyeri people and the country a dedicated and promising leader.
”On my own behalf and that of the people of Mombasa, I send condolences to the family, friends and Nyeri people. We stand with you during this difficult time. May the Almighty God give you strength as you come to terms with the untimely departure of my colleague”.He added.
The deputy president William Ruto who also accompanied the body to the Lee funeral home described this day as a day of darkness not only to Nyeri people but also to the country at large.
Several politicians from the opposition have also sent their condolences massages.Former Kakamega senetor Bonny Khalwale through his twitter account said ” My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the entire Nyeri County fraternity for the death of their governor Dr Wahome Gakuru RIP”.