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Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 14:38 EATtkimani@kenyafreepress.com
Laikipia Senator, the late G.G Kariuki will be buried tomorrow at his home in Rumuruti, Laikipia West constituency. A memorial service was held today at the St. Andrews Church Nairobi.
His body will arrive at Nyahururu Airstrip tomorrow at 8:30am and the cortege will proceed to Total where prayers will be said and later on leave for Nyahururu for his Rumuruti farm where the burial service will be held and body laid to rest.
His eulogy, read at his memorial service stated that he had a heart condition which he discovered 18 months ago and was treated in various hospitals in South Africa, United Kingdom and Nairobi Hospital before he passed on.
The late GG Kariuki breathed his last on 1st July at Nairobi hospital. He was the oldest Member of the 11th parliament. He joined politics in 1959 and was elected to the National Assembly in 1963.
The late senator formerly served as Laikipia West Member of Parliament and later on as a Cabinet Minister in Kenyatta and Moi’s administrations. They were working together with the late former powerful cabinet minister Nicholas Biwott who died on Tuesday and his burial is yet to be announced. Meanwhile the late interior minister and retired Major General Joseph Nkaissery will be buried on Saturday, 15th July at his Bisil home Kajiado West. The bodies of the three ex-ministers are lying at Lee Funeral home, Nairobi.
Various leaders described the late G.G Kariuki as a charismatic and principled man who contributed immensely to Kenya's growth and liberation.
He will be remembered by many for his efforts to assist poor people acquire land in Ng’arua, Marmanet, Rumuruti and other places during his political career that spanned several decades.
Security officials in Laikipia have confirmed that various leaders led by President Uhuru Kenyatta are expected to attend the burial.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the late GG was one of the few leaders in Kenya who, despite his age, continued to play a key role in shaping the country’s future by being a voice of reason where there were endless arguments on natural issues. He died at the age of 79.