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In Pictures: Governor John Nyagarama’s burial underway

By Betty Njeru | December 24th 2020 at 10:22:20 GMT +0300

Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama is being buried today in a State funeral co-ordinated by the Ministry of Interior.

His body was flown in a police chopper from Lee Funeral Home, Nairobi to his home in Tente, Nyamira town.

The body of Governor John Nyagarama arrives at Nyamira. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

The body left Lee Funeral Home some minutes past 8.00 am in a Kenya police chopper and landed at Riamanoti Primary School shortly after 9.00 am.

The governor is being accorded a State funeral.

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ODM Leader Raila Odinga has arrived for the ceremony. A host of other political leaders including Governors James Ongwae (Kisii), Wyclife Oparanya (Kakamega), Okoth Obado (Migori), Cyprian Awiti (Homabay) are also in attendance.

Also in attendance are Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i and Chief Justice David Maraga. 

Mourners arrive in a chopper at Riamanoti village, Nyamira County. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

Leaders from Gusii land formed a Committee co-chaired by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Governor James Ongwae to steer the burial plans in liaison with the deceased's family.

Yesterday during the memorial service, his deputy Amos Nyaribo eulogised Nyagarama as a leader with humility and a peace maker.

Mourners scamper for safety after police chopper carrying the body of Governor John Nyagarama's body blew away tents and chairs at Riamanoti, Nyamira. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

Nyagarama was elected governor in 2013 after unsuccessfully contesting the West Mugirango Parliamentary seat for two elections.

Before his election as governor, Nyagarama was a director of the Kenya Tea Development Agency where he served for nearly three decades.

Mourners sign condolence book at Riamanoti Governor Nyagarama's Rural home. [Sammy Omingo, Standard]

He will be succeed by his deputy, Amos Nyaribo.






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