The UK High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has joined Kenyan Members of Parliament from across the political divide in sending condolences to the family of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru, who perished in a tragic road accident at Kabati along Thika- Murang’a Road on Tuesday morning.
Posting to Twitter, Mr Hailey said he was saddened to hear of the “untimely passing” of the Governor and said his thoughts were with his family and the people of Nyeri County.
Saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Nyeri Governor Dr. Wahome Gakuru. My thoughts are with his family & the people of Nyeri county.
— Nic Hailey (@HCNicHailey) November 7, 2017
Politicians have appealed to Kenyans on social media to respect the family at this difficult time and allow them time to grieve.
Many were shocked after hearing the news of the early morning accident and the subsequent death of the governor and disturbed by some postings on social media, which led to calls for online restraint at this difficult time for the Governor’s family, friends and colleagues.