Jubilee MP’s Mother Dies

The mother to the Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua died on Tuesday morning.

Martha Kirigo Gachagua passed on after battling an illness for 10 years.

She was not only the mother to the current MP but also of the first Governor for Nyeri County Governor Nderitu Gachagua.

The late Martha Gachagua: PHOTO COURTESY

Nyeri governor Mutahi Kahiga shared the news of her demise saying that she was a family Kingpin who gave the county their first governor and Mathira legislators.

The deceased passes on two years after the tragic death of his son Governor Gachagua in February 2017.

Gachagua died at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

“He has left us after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer. It is very sad for the family but we have accepted God’s will,” eulogised Rigathi Gachagua.

The late Governor Nderitu Gachagua

Before rising to the governor position, Nderitu Gachagua had been the Mp for Mathira constituency between 2002 and 2013.

However, after the demise of Gachagua, his deputy governor Wahome Gakuru took oath of office taking over Nyeri governorship.

Months later, tragedy struck Nyeri County again as Wahome died in November 2017.

He died in a road crash at Makenji on the Nyeri-Nairobi highway after his car hit a guard rail.

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