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VIDEO: Gakuru's widow wows netizens with her eloquent speech
By Wambui Mbuthia | Updated Nov 18, 2017 at 16:58 EAT
Gakuru's wife Catherine
  • Catherine Gakuru, widow of the late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru gave a speech that caught the attention of Kenyans during his final send-off.
  • Catherine, a Cambridge-educated, international human resource consultant delivered her speech in polished English.
  • The event was attended by many leaders including President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto.

The late Governor’s Wahome Gakuru’s widow Catherine Gakuru’s speech will remain in the hearts of many Kenyans.

Catherine, a Cambridge-educated, international human resource consultant remembered him as a man who did everything to make sure his family lived well.

The speech, delivered in proficient English caught the ears of all those who were in attendance.

She remembered the late Governor as a man who was big on discipline and education. She claimed he was once a hustler like Deputy President William Ruto, who was in attendance.

Catherine narrated how she met Gakuru back on campus. “…he was anything but shy”, she recalled.She claimed that Gakuru also led her to salvation.

The late Governor died when his car crashed into a guardrail on November 7. He is the second Governor from Nyeri County to die while in office.

Gakuru's send-off was attended by leaders from all over the country including President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Her eloquence did not go unnoticed by Kenyans.

Wow! Who else has been impressed by Wahome Gakuru's wife? The reason I embrace education. This is what education does. The shrewd economist chose a brilliant woman for a wife! #RIPWahomeGakuru— John Nyiggih (@JNyiggih) November 18, 2017

She is such a wise woman..the burial is no longer as sad after her speech.— Victoria (@VictoriahReigns) November 18, 2017

I concur with you. She's learned...— June Ngari (@june_ngari) November 18, 2017

Talk of beauty with brains— Caroline Brenda (@CarolineBrend13) November 18, 2017

i love how strong Gakuru's wife is.
Rip Governor Gakuru.— gladys (@muliligladys) November 18, 2017

Dr. Gakuru's wife, Catherine, is simply amazing. Very hard to not admire her resolve, eloquence, wisdom and alacrity. Particularly in such a trying time in her life.— JaaSit® (@jkarumba) November 18, 2017

Well spoken Mrs Gakuru— Swaleh Mullah (@lmullah) November 18, 2017

Love u mama,stay strong that way.— stella watila (@SpendiUjinga) November 18, 2017

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