Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s elder brother Jack Reriani has died. Reriani died on Saturday evening, September 24.
In a statement on Facebook, Gachagua termed his brother as a man full of life and jovial.
“My eldest bro, Jack Reriani, we spent quality time for three days during our inauguration. You were so happy, jovial and full of life. We shared beautiful moments of our life back in the village. I had the opportunity to thank you for paying my school fees in high school. We agreed on your enhanced role to lead the Kirigo family in view of my National duties. We parted happily and agreed that I would come home after we settle down to discuss family matters. Little did I know that those beautiful moments we shared would be our last. The news of your passing on last night hit me hard as I remain alone among the Kirigo sons,” Gachagua wrote.
“My heartfelt condolences to your family, the Kirigo family, the larger Gachagua family and the extended Reriani family. May the almighty God give your wife and son strength to bear the loss. I love you big the way you have always loved me.”
It is reported that Reriani fell ill at his Mathira home in Nyeri County, and was taken to Jamii Hospital in Karatina, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Other brothers of Rigathi Gachagua, Nderitu Gachagua, who was the first Governor of Nyeri County, and James Reriani have since passed on.
Nderitu died on February 24, 2017 while James Reriani died on May 8, 2022.
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