Nyeri Governor, Nderitu Gachagua, is dead.
Mr Gachagua died while undergoing treatment for cancer at a London hospital in the United Kingdom.
The Governor, born on July 29, 1953, had traveled to London for treatment where he succumbed at 2:15 am London time.
Gachagua was Nyeri’s first Governor and was elected in 2013 on a GNU party ticket alongside deputy governor, Wamathai Samwel Githaiga.
Prior to being elected the Governor of Nyeri, Mr Gachagua served as the Member of Parliament of Mathira Constituency.
During his tenure as Governor, he put in place an elaborate policy and legislative framework in the county to guide key stakeholders from various sectors including education, trade, transport, tourism, hospitality and civil society organizations and ensure they are included in making key decisions.
During his tenure as the Governor, he faced two impeachment motions with last year’s being moved by Kiganjo Ward Member of the County Assembly Baragua Mutahi and seconded by Karatina Ward MCA, Joel Gichuru.
The impeachment, however, failed after the Senate failed to ratify the motion by the MCAs.