By Dennis Kamau,Nairobi Friday 24th,Feb 09:45

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Governor Nderitu Gachagua.

Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua has died aged 64 while receiving treatment at a London hospital, Deputy Governor Samuel Wamathai confirms.

Nderitu Gachagua served as the MP for Mathira constituency before becoming Governor.

He has been ailing for a long and was undergoing treatment in London. His absence left residents speculating on his condition and his ability to lead and defend off his political opponents.