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Uhuru to attend governor Gachagua’s burial

President Uhuru Kenyatta will be among the mourners when deceased Nyeri Governor, Nderitu Gachagua, is laid to rest on Monday.

Gachagua will be buried at his rural home in Mathira Constituency, in a ceremony that is expected to be attended by several politicians and key government officials.

“The President will be coming here tomorrow (Monday) to join residents at the Governor’s funeral and burial ceremony,” State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu told journalists at a media briefing at Sagana State Lodge on Sunday.

Gachagua died on February 24 in a London hospital where he was receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.


According to a programme released by his family last week, Gachagua’s body will leave Lee Funeral Home on Monday morning for his burial.

Samuel Wamathai, who was Gachagua’s deputy, has since been sworn as the new governor for Nyeri County.

The president’s attendance comes as a relief after a group of Nyeri MCAs said they will not attend the late Governor’s burial citing death threats.

“We have been threatened on social media and since we are not sure that we will be protected by the security agents, we choose to stay away,” majority leader Duncan Gituanja said on Thursday.