Late Governor Gachagua’s body arrives in Nairobi, burial set for Monday (Photos)

The Kenya Airways plane carrying the late governor’s remains touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly before 5am.

The casket bearing the late Ndreritu Gachagua is received by various leaders at JKIA, March 2, 2017.

The body was accompanied from London by close family members led by his widow Margret Karungaru and Governors Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), Kenneth Lusaka (Bungoma) and Jack Ranguma (Kisumu).

There was a short service held at the airport with prayers conducted Bishop David Muriithi from the House of Grace Church.

Present were several leaders including Devolution Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri, the new Nyeri Governor Samuel Wamathai, Governors Okoth Obado (Migori), Mwangi wa Iria (Muranga), Ukur Yattani (Marsabit), William Kabogo (Kiambu), Senator Mutahi Kagwe, MPs Mary Wambui, Esther Murugi and Ndung'u Githinji.

The body was later taken to the Lee Funeral Home for public viewing.

The family will hold a final mass on Monday before his burial in Nyeri.

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