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Another blow in Nyeri as MCA collapses,dies during Jamuhuri Day celebrations

Another blow in Nyeri as MCA collapses,dies during Jamuhuri Day celebrations

Nyeri county suffered another blow on Tuesday, December 12 after Ruguru Member  of County Assembly collapsed while giving his Jamhuri Day speech and later died while receiving treatment.Read Also:Presidential Speech in 54th Kenya’s Jamuhuri Day celebrations
MCA  Peter Weru succumbed  of heart attack at Outspan Hospital,according to the medic in charge.
Mr.Weru collapsed at Ndunduini Primary School at Mathira constituency while addressing the public who had gathered to celebrate Jamuhuri day.
The MCA complained of weakness before requesting to be taken to the hospital .On Monday,the member of county assembly had attended a meeting on Monday and had no signs of illness.See Also:Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze is Dead
Wahome Gakuru

Wahome Gakuru

The deceased had a pending election petition before a Karatina court where Mr James Ndegwa Macharia is seeking to nullify the election

He had 4,046 votes against the petitioner’s 3,407 votes. He was described as a polite and selfless man. He has left behind a wife and two children.

The misfortune comes a month after Wahome Gakuru’s death.Gakuru was the second Nyeri governor before he met his death following a tragic road accident along Thika-Murang’a road on Tuesday November 7th.Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru on Tuesday morning died at Thika Level 5 Hospital while the council of Governors was in the process of airlifting Wahome to Nairobi Hospital before he passed away and was laid to rest in his Kirichu home in Nyeri on 8th November 2017.

Gakuru, 51,was heading to the capital for talk shows with a vernacular radio and TV accompanied when his vehicle veered off the road and hit a guard rail near Kabati on the Thika-Muranga highway.Also Read:Onyonka beats Jubilee’s Kibagendi,retains Kitutu Chache MP seat

Governor’s car had four occupants at the time of the crash— him, his personal assistant Albert Kaguru , his body guard Ahmed Abdi and the driver, Mr Samuel Kinyanjui Wanyaga,according to the nation.

Dr Gakuru becomes the second Nyeri governor to die  in office after Governor Nderitu Gachagua, who died in February this year.

Gakuru was a lecturer at the School of Business, University of Nairobi since 1994. He holds a doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University, the United States.

He was a member of The National Alliance Party since 2013 before moving on to Jubilee Alliance later.

The late was governor aspirant in the 2013 general election where he lost to the late Nderitu Gachagua.

Similar incidence took place  on the same day where Fafi sub county commissioner John Fedha also collapsed while reading President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jamhuri Day speech. Similar Story:Mutahi Kahiga To Be Sworn In Following The Demise Of Nyeri Governor
He was rushed to Bura sub county hospital where he is still receiving treatment.

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