Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru is dead. Governor Gakuru passed on after he was involved in a grisly road accident at Kabati area on the Thika-Kenol highway early Tuesday morning.
The governor was headed to Nairobi from Nyeri when his Mercedez Benz lost control, veered off the road and rammed into a guardrail.
Dr Gakuru and with his driver were rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital were he was pronounced dead.
He was headed for a TV show appearance, Kimuri aired on Inooro TV.
Dr Gakuru becomes the second Nyeri Governor to die while in office. Last year, Governor Nderitu Gachagua passed on at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.