Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama is reported to have succumb to Covid-19 at a Nairobi hospital aged 74, the family says.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, who passed away Friday morning while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital, as a distinguished and true servant of the people whose contribution to the development of the tea sector in Kenya and service to the people of Nyamira County shall be dearly missed. In a condolence message to the Governor’s family, the President eulogised Mr Nyagarama, 74, as a friendly, approachable, wise, witty and kind leader. The President wished Governor Nyagarama’s family and the people of Nyamira County God’s comfort and fortitude as they come to terms with the County leader’s death.
Deputy President William Samoei Ruto “
We are saddened by the loss of Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, a selfless and formidable champion for devolution who was genuinely dedicated to public service.
Progressive, steadfast and responsive, Governor Nyagarama was industrious, focussed and firm. He will be remembered as a leader who built a better, more inclusive and more transformed Nyamira.
Our thoughts and prayers to the Nyagarama family, their loved ones, the people of Nyamira and the Council of Governors during this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace, Governor Nyagarama.”
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga : “I am deeply saddened to learn of Governor John Nyagarama’s death. My sympathies to his family and the people of Nyamira as we mourn his death and reflect on his life. Nyagarama has been an extraordinary partner in strengthening devolution. I will forever cherish moments with him on duty and as personal friends. May His Soul Rest In Eternal Peace.”
The Council of Governors condoles with the Family, friends and the people of Nyamira County for the demise of H.E John Obiero Nyagarama.
The entire devolution family feels the pain and the great gap that H.E Nyagarama has left. May his soul rest in eternal peace
Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho : “
It is a sad morning for the country as we mourn the tragic loss of the Governor of Nyamira County, H.E. John Nyagarama who had been hospitalized for the past three weeks.
Known to many as a gentleman and a person who always placed his people first, John will also be missed for his great wisdom and counsel.
On behalf of the people of Mombasa and my family I extend our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to his family and the people of Nyamira County. May the Almighty assuage your grief. May his soul rest in eternal peace.”
Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru : “I am saddened by the demise of His Excellency John Nyangarama, Governor Nyamira County. He was a humble and dedicated servant of the people who will be missed dearly. May God’s peace attend to his family, friends and the people of Nyamira during this difficult time.”
Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi: “
I have lost a friend, colleague and a true Champion of Devolution Nyamira Governor, H.E. John Obiero Nyagarama.
We have walked the path of Devolution together, fought for it to ensure it is implemented so that services can be brought closer to the people at the grassroots, the people we serve.
It is a sad day for me, his family, friends, the people of Nyamira and Kenya. Rest well my friend!
West Pokot Governor Prof Hon John Lonyangapuo “
I am saddened to learn of the demise of Nyamira Governor HE John Obiero Nyagarama. Governor Nyagarama was an action-oriented leader, committed to his work and who served his people with dedication and selflessness. To the peopIe of Nyamira County, family and friends, may you all be comforted by our Almighty God.
On behalf of the people of West Pokot County, I convey our deepest condolences.”
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu “
I received the sad news of the passing away H.E. John Nyangarama Governor of Nyamira County.
The cruel hand of death has snatched a progressive leader and a colleague from our midst.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the people of Nyamira County at this trying moment. May God grant you the strength and fortitude to bear this painful loss.
Go well your Excellency.”
Murang’a County Governor Mwangi wa Iria “Sad day for the devolution family. What a loss. Go well H.E. John Nyagarama. Condolences to the great people of Nyamira County.”
Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi, “Let me express my heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and by extension, the people of Nyamira County for the loss of Governor John Nyangarama earlier today at the Nairobi Hospital. May the Lord rest his soul in eternal peace.”
Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government CS Fred Matiangi : “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.#RipNyagarama
Party Leader Amani National Congress Hon. Musalia Mudavadi, “My deepest condolences to the family of Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama who has sadly passed on. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief.”
Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o ,”
My heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Nyamira Governor, John Nyangarama and the People of Nyamira. The people of @KisumuCountyKE stand with the entire Gusii region at this time of sorrow. John was not only a colleague but a close friend.
Go in peace my brother !”