A Day Like This We Lost Nyeri Governor Patrick Gakuru. Continue Resting In Peace.


On a day like this 3 years ago, Kenya grieved the loss of Nyeri governor Patrick Wahome Gakuru. Patrick Gakuru died in 2017 after a mysterious road accident. He was heading to a TV interview on Kenyan Citizen TV and Later to Inooro Tv.. The road accident happened along the Kenol Thika highway. This left the governor dead and his driver seriously injured. This is believed to have been caused by poor car maintenance. 


Patrick Gakuru was not the first governor to die in power in Nyeri. Wamathai Samuel Githaiga succeeded Governor Nderitu Gachagua who died the same year on  24th Feb 2017. Wamathai served the remaining 6 months to elections. Governor Nderitu Gachagua died after battling cancer for a long time. He died while undergoing treatment in The Royal Marsden HNF Foundation Trust in the UK. He was later laid to rest in his home country Nyeri. Ndiritu Gachagua died at the age of 61 (21 Jul 1952-24 Feb 2017). 

Governor Patrick Gakuru died after serving only 3 months in office. He died at the age of 51 (29 Jul 1966- 07 Nov 2017) in Thika Level 5 Hospital. Governor Gakuru had 2 master's degrees and a Ph.D. From Arizona University USA. The accident that happened around 5 is said to have been caused by a burst tire. Governor Gakuru was later succeeded by his current deputy  Mutahi Kahiga according to Kenyan Law. May his soul continue resting in peace. 

The car that had carried Governor Patrick Gakuru 2017

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The Late Governor Nderitu Gachagua 2013-2017. he served for 4 years and 6 months. He died on 2017 from Cancer. 

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The late Governor Patrick Gakuru 2nd elected governor on Nyeri served for only 3 months. He died from a road accident. 

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