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7 things you did not know about GG Kariuki

Plive.co.ke compiled important facts many may not have known about the veteran politician.

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Mr. Kariuki passed on while receiving treatment at Nairobi Hospital.

While condoling with the family, Plive.co.ke compiled important facts many may not have known about the veteran politician.

1. Name

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Though popularly known as GG Kariuki, his full name was Godfrey Gitahi Kariuki.

2. 4th Senator to die

The 78-year-old is the fourth sitting Senator to die since 2013.

The others include Mutula Kilonzo, Mutula Kilonzo (Makueni), Otieno Kajwang (Homa Bay), and Juma Boy (Kwale).

3. Nickname

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His colleagues in the Senate used to call him 001 because of the many of years he has been a lawmaker.

4. Joined Politics

Kariuki entered Parliament as a lawmaker at the age of 23 years.

GG was the Laikipia West and Laikipia-Nanyuki MP at some point in his political career.

He also served as a minister in President Jomo Kenyatta, Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki's Governments.

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5. Achievement

He overcame all odds to acquire a Ph.D. in International Studies at the age of 76 years. In 2015 he graduated from the University of Nairobi.

6. Book

He has an autobiography titled: Illusion of Power: Fifty Years in Kenya Politics.

7. Other positions

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He was also the chairman of KANU, Laikipia Branch.

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