Politician’s family appeals for help to bury Machakos County’s Deputy Minority Whip
The family of the late Mr Gideon Saul Kavuu, who had been serving as a Member of the Machakos County Assembly (MCA), has announced that his final resting place will be on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
Mr Kavuu, a well-respected figure in Machakos County politics, tragically passed away on August 19, 2023, while receiving medical treatment at Machakos Hospital.
He had recently participated in the eighth National Devolution Conference in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu, before returning home feeling unwell and subsequently being hospitalised.
The Kavuu family has appealed for financial assistance for funeral preparations. To this end, a major fundraiser was scheduled for Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at the Tea Tot Hotel in Machakos Town.
Friends, family, and supporters are invited to come together and honor his memory by contributing to the cause.
The burial ceremony will take place at Mr Kavuu’s ancestral home in Mungala Village, Mumbuni North, where he had deep roots in the community.
During his political journey, he had the honor of serving as a councillor before his elevation as an MCA.
Mr Kavuu’s dedication to public service and his constituents earned him various leadership positions.
He served as the Deputy Minority Whip in the Machakos County Assembly, having been elected to the position after the 2022 General Elections.
Previously, he had been the Majority Whip from 2017 to 2022, a period marked by his commitment to the betterment of Machakos County.
His influence extended beyond the local political sphere. A close confidant of Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Alfred Mutua, who had held the position of Governor of Machakos from 2013 to 2022, Mr Kavuu was a bridge between the grassroots and higher levels of government.
As news of his passing spread, colleagues and friends shared their memories of Mr Kavuu.
The Speaker of the Machakos County Assembly, Ms Ann Kilusywa, expressed heartfelt condolences and hailed him as a dedicated leader.
“He will be remembered for his dedication and devotion in serving the people of Machakos County, especially the electorates of Mumbuni North that he represented in the assembly,” said Ms Kilusywa.
Machakos Governor Wavinya Ndeti also paid tribute to Mr Kavuu, emphasizing his invaluable contributions to the county.
“His presence will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and Machakos County at large,” Governor Ndeti stated, echoing the collective sentiment that Mr Kavuu’s legacy will continue to shape the region’s future.