November 7th, 2017: Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru was Tuesday morning seriously injured in a road crash that claimed his life at Kabati along the Thika-Sagana highway.
Things you didn’t know about Wahome Gakuru Biography
Wahome Gakuru was born on January 1, 1966.
Dr Wahome’s full name is Patrick Wahome Gakuru.
Dr Gakuru 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.
In 2001, he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration from Willamette, the United States.
Dr Wahome Gakuru also holds a doctorate in Public Administration and Policy from Arizona State University, the United States. He graduated in 2004.
Dr Gakuru has three sons whose death came as one of his sons sat for his Form Four in Alliance High School.
Dr Wahome Gakuru was a lecturer at the School of Business, University of Nairobi since 1994 where he taught to the PhD Level. Wahome also has vast consultancy experience, including presenting papers in international conferences, on Strategy, Public Policy, and National Competitiveness in Africa and beyond.
Dr Gakuru became the second Nyeri governor after the Late Governor Nderitu Gachagua.The former Vision 2030 director garnered 280,037 votes against Samuel Wamathai’s 85,316 to take the seat he missed in 2013.
Dr Wahome Gakuru list of special awards he has.
• Fulbright Scholarship Grantee (2000-2002)- USA
• National Deans Honor List (2001)- USA
• Best Doctoral Paper Award (2002)- Arizona State University
• DAAD/University of Nairobi Post Graduate Scholarship (1991-1993)- Kenya
• Most Supportive Lecturer – Marketing Student Association (UON)
Together with his driver and bodyguard, the Mercedes they were traveling in rammed into barrier rail at Kabati along the Thika-Sagana highway in Murang’a County.
He was rushed to Thika Level 5 Hospital for emergency treatment but succumbed to his injuries on arrival.
He died as medics prepared to airlift him to Nairobi for specialised care.
It’s reported he was heading to Nairobi to attend a talk show with a vernacular radio and TV.
Police said the governor’s car had four occupants at the time of the crash— him, his personal assistant Albert Kaguru , his body guard Ahmed Abdi and the driver Samuel Kinyanjui wanyaga .
The personal assistant’s right hand and leg broken are broken and police were still looking for his wrist at the scene of the crash.
The bodyguard’s legs were seriously injured while the driver is okay.
Police attributed the crash to a “tyre burst during heavy downpour.”
Following Dr Wahome Gakuru’s death, his fellow Governors, politians and Kenyans’ took to social media to pass the condolences to a fallen leader.
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko at Lee Funeral Home after the dead of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru pic.twitter.com/yESnHO1K4Q
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) November 7, 2017
A calm gentleman, an erudite economist, a visionary leader, a down to earth politician. We have lost a great man in Dr. Gakuru. Go well bro. pic.twitter.com/1csELGW0QC
— Senator Sakaja (@SakajaJohnson) November 7, 2017
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) November 7, 2017
BREAKING: Nyeri governor Wahome Gakuru passes on following the tragic road accident that occurred early this morning at Kabati near Kenol. pic.twitter.com/34GZsEaP5g
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) November 7, 2017
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