‘Devastated…’ Fred Matiang’i mourns Nyamira Governor Nyangarama who succumbed to Covid-19

Governor Nyangarama

The country has been thrown into mourning again after the untimely demise of Nyamira Governor John Nyangarama.

The second time Governor succumbed to Covid-19 at around 4 am on Friday while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital, where he was admitted three weeks ago.

He died aged 74.


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Kenyans among them leaders have condoled with his family and below are their messages;

Fred Matiang’i Devastated by the news of the death of my Governor John Nyangarama. He was a gentle and kind soul. A real mzee and elder in the community who defended the rights of his people. My condolences to his family and the people of Nyamira County.

Governor Oparanya I am shocked to receive the sad news of the death of Nyamira County Governor His Excellency John Nyagarama which occured today in Nairobi .
Nyagarama was a progressive, insightful, selfless and industrious Governor who was committed to transforming the livelihoods of the people of Nyamira County.
As a pioneer Governor of Nyamira, he initiated many development projects that have transformed the County.
His death is a big blow not only to his family but also to the people of Nyamira and Kenyans at large who have lost a dedicated son and leader.
On a personal level, I have lost a great friend and colleague whom we have worked together at the Council of Governors to ensure devolution works and the gains made by the County Governments are wholesomely defended. He was a person full of progressive ideas and advice that contributed towards a progressive Kenya.
Nyagarama’s legacy lives on.
Fare-thee-well my brother John.

Edwin Sifuna Death has been particularly cruel for us at the ODM party. We have lost many good friends. Governor Nyagarama was a gentle soul. A true gentle soul who served his people diligently. Go well ndugu. To his family friends and people of Nyamira, poleni sana.


Kipkosgei Jonathan Death is cruel and my condolences to his family. Let this be a wake up call to all governors that health sector is paramount, pay the medics

Nyakundi Jeremiah What a black month! May my governor’s soul rest in eternal peace

Agnes Kagure I’m saddened to learn of the Nyamira governor’s untimely demise. I pray for divine comfort and strength to his family, the people of Nyamira, and the entire devolution fraternity that has lost a reliable member.

Snaff Brighton Bett RIP governor…you indeed served wholeheartedly, though you sung BBI reggae nonsense. It’s unfortunate that u couldn’t see it being voted down….

Juli M Kipz My heartfelt condolences to his family and people of Nyamira county

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