Following the death of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru, leaders from all political divides have joined to mourn the death of one of the most promising governors in Kenya.
Despite being a political leader, Madam has found out that Dr Gakuru was a strong Christian believer and would occasionally encourage his followers with Bible verses and Christian quotes.
One day to his death, Gakuru tweeted a verse from the book of Ephesians 5:2, which says, “Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. -Ephesians 5:2
— Dr. Wahome Gakuru (@DrGakuru) November 5, 2017
Seemingly, Gakuru was a man of the people who made friends across boundaries if condolences messages trickling in are to go by.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta described the late governor as committed, visionary and tireless leader.
“Governor Gakuru was a great leader and an action-oriented man who – upon his victory in the August 8 election – did not waste time but embarked on serving the people of Nyeri with diligence and commitment,” President Uhuru said.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja had this to say: “A calm gentleman, an erudite economist, a visionary leader, a down to earth politician. We have lost a great man in Dr. Gakuru. Go well bro.”
Others who expressed shock at his demise when fellow governors Ali Hassan Joho, Mike Sonko, Wycliffe Oparanya, Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi, Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i and MPs Gladys Wanga and Otiende Amollo.
Dr Gakuru’s deputy Mutahi Kahiga will now take over for the remainder of the term, as stipulated in the in Article 182 of the Constitution.
Below is a video clip showing his car being towed from the scene of the accident.
TOWED: Vehicle belonging to the late Nyeri governor @DrGakuru being towed from the accident scene at Kabati.
— Mac Otani (@MacOtani) November 7, 2017