Dr.Wahome Gakuru died today morning after a deadly accident which occurred in the early morning today.
The accident happened at Kabati area along Thika-Sagana roadway. The area is largely considered as a black-spot.
There's something about being a Nyeri Governor. Dr. Wahome Gakuru dies through a grisly road accident. pic.twitter.com/WtdtvNDb5s
— NG'ANG'A THE BLOGGER, A FINE SON OF THE MOUNTAIN (@IamNjokiKelvin) November 7, 2017
After being rushed to Thika Level 5 hospital, he lost his breath and succumbed to death as medics tried to airlift him to Nairobi for specialized treatment .
Murang’a County Commissioner John Elung’ata confirmed the death of Dr Gakuru.
At the time of the accident, the ill-fated black car had 4 occupants .
Late governor, his personal assistant Albert Kaguru , his body guard Ahmed Abdi and the driver Samuel Kinyanjui wanyaga .
The personal assistant right hand was seriously broken and police were still searching for his wrist, the bodyguard was also seriously injured while the driver survived the crash unhurt.
The accident was caused by a tyre burst according to the police.
Late Gakuru was heading to a local radio and TV station for a morning talk show .
Gakuru becomes the second governor in Nyeri county to die in office after his predecessor late Nderitu Gachagua died of cancer.
Earlier in the week, he had hosted Alliance Boys KCSE candidates together with his son at his home in Runda as they prepared to sit for their end year final exams
Earlier hosting KCSE candidates of Alliance Boys High School, including my son at my Runda residence in Nairobi to pray and encourage them pic.twitter.com/AHkEFelD8m
— Dr. Wahome Gakuru (@DrGakuru) November 6, 2017
Dr Gakuru holds a doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University, the United States. He graduated in 2004.
In 2001, he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Willamette, the United States.
He holds a similar qualification, MBA, from from the University of Nairobi, where he also studied for his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration between 1988 to 1991.