Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru is dead.
Dr Gakuru passed on on Tuesday morning following a freak road crash 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.
The governor was heading to the capital for a radio talk show accompanied by his bodyguard and driver when his veered off the road and hit a rail guard.
Photos of the wreckage of the Mercedes Benz at the scene of the crash was doing rounds in social media for the better part of the morning,
Earlier, Nyeri Deputy Governor Mutahi Kahiga had confirmed the crash and assured Kenyans that the governor was in a stable condition.
He said that he was not aware about the condition of the governor’s body guard and driver as he had not arrived at the hospital.
Dr Gakuru becomes the second Nyeri governor to die to in office after Governor Nderitu Gachagua, who died in February this year.