The people of Nyamira County are still mourning the passing on of their Governor John Nyangarama. The county boss succumbed to Covid-19 while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.

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Kenyans led by President Uhuru Kenyatta have condoled with the bereaved family and a statement from State House read,

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, who passed away Friday morning while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital, as a distinguished and true servant of the people whose contribution to the development of the tea sector in Kenya and service to the people of Nyamira County shall be dearly missed. In a condolence message to the Governor's family, the President eulogised Mr Nyagarama, 74, as a friendly, approachable, wise, witty and kind leader. The President wished Governor Nyagarama's family and the people of Nyamira County God's comfort and fortitude as they come to terms with the County leader's death..

DP William Ruto's message read,

We are saddened by the loss of Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, a selfless and formidable champion for devolution who was genuinely dedicated to public service.

Progressive, steadfast and responsive, Governor Nyagarama was industrious, focussed and firm. He will be remembered as a leader who built a better, more inclusive and more transformed Nyamira.  Our thoughts and prayers to the Nyagarama family, their loved ones, the people of Nyamira and the Council of Governors during this time of sorrow. Rest In Peace, Governor Nyagarama.

Hon. Richard Tong'i, the MP for Nyaribari Chache constituency.

I'm shocked to learn the sudden death of my good friend Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, a great and true servant to his people. The late Governor Nyagarama was a humble and committed leader who always put the interest of his people first. On my behalf, my family and that of the people of Nyaribari Chache Constituency, i send our heartfelt condolences to the Family, friends and the people of Nyamira, may God grant you all peace and strength during this difficult period of mourning.

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He has left behind a widow Naomi Nyangarama and children. He married her in 2003.

Below are photos of the current Nyamira County first lady, go through;