By Guchu Ndung'uGovernors stepped out in red ties and scarfs when they came to pay their last respects to their colleague Wahome Gakuru who until his death was the Governor for Nyeri county. Men wore dark suits with red ties while their female counterparts, led by Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru, were dressed in red scarfs. It is not clear if that was agreed dress code or a mere coincident. The county chiefs also arrived in style using choppers and four-wheel drive vehicles.
Governors painted Nyeri County red as they stepped out in red ties and scarfs when they came to pay their last respects to their colleague Wahome Gakuru at Kagumo High School Saturday. Men were wearing dark suits with red ties and women led by Kirinyaga Governor Ann Waiguru wore a red scarf. It is not clear if that was agreed dress code or a mere coincidence.
An academic and former director of Vision 2030 – the national development blueprint – Dr Gakuru’s last public engagement was a summit on Friday with his colleagues from central Kenya whose agenda was to revive the dilapidated railway line from Nairobi to Nanyuki. As a director of Vision 2030 in the Mwai Kibaki administration, Dr Gakuru was one of the brains behind the big infrastructure projects whose aim was to make Kenya a middle income economy in two decades.
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