Matiang’i, Ongwae to lead team for Nyagarama’s State send off

Matiang’i, Ongwae to lead team for Nyagarama’s State send off

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Kisii Governor James Ongwae will lead the team that is planning a State burial for the late Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama.

A statement from the Office of the President said Gusii community leaders unanimously agreed to have the duo as co- chairpersons of the burial committee.

“They resolved to form an Ad-hoc Committee that will steer the programme in liaison with his family,” the statement reads.

Senator Okong’o O’Mogeni and North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko will be vice chairpersons while Nyamira County Women Rep Jerusha Momanyi will serve as the Treasurer.

Victor Okioma (Chairperson of the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse) will be the Secretary and Maj. Jeremiah Nyakundi (Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Interior) will be his assistant.

The committee will be expected to co-opt all legislators from the counties of Nyamira and Kisii with a view to keeping wananchi informed on the burial plans.

Solicitor General Kennedy Ogeto is to oversee the mobilisation and coordination of professionals and scholars from Gusiiland.

More details on the final rites are to be communicated to the public in due course.

Nyagarama, 74, died at the Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

According to a family member, Nyagarama succumbed to COVID-19 complications at around 4.a.m on Friday.

He was admitted to hospital three weeks ago and had been undergoing treatment.

He was placed on life support after his condition worsened.