Governor Nyagarama Dies at Nairobi Hospital

  • Nyamira governor John Nyangarama
    Nyamira governor John Nyangarama
  • The late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama will be buried on Thursday, December 24. Nyagarama passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at the Nairobi Hospital. 

    The burial committee announced that the late governor will be buried at his rural home in Tente village, Nyamira county.

    An inter-denominational prayer service will be held at Nyamira Primary School grounds on Wednesday, December 23. 

    Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama has passed on at Nairobi Hospital, Friday, December 18, 2020. 

    Citizen TV confirmed the passing on of Governor Nyagarama after being admitted to the hospital for three weeks.

    Reports indicated that the governor was at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and had allegedly succumbed to Covid-19 complications.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Governor John Nyagarama at Ikonge, Nyamira County on October 21, 2020
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with Governor John Nyagarama at Ikonge, Nyamira County on October 21, 2020

    The 74-year-old governor is said to have been put on life support on Sunday night, December 13.

    His death comes just a day after his family issued an update on his health.

    Nyangarama's son, Gideon Momanyi, had dismissed reports on social media that purported the governor had passed on.  

    “This is to inform the general public that the governor is well and recuperating in the hospital and any reports doing the rounds in social media should be treated as rumours," Momanyi stated.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga has mourned the death of Nyagarama and sent condolences to his family. 

    "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," read Odinga's tweet.

    As of Thursday, the country has recorded 93,405 Covid-19 cases. Of this 74,999 have recovered and 1,618 have succumbed.

    843 patients are admitted in various health facilities countrywide and  6,090 on Home Based Isolation and Care

    Nyamira Governor, John Nyagarama.
    Nyamira Governor, John Nyagarama.