Burial preparation for Nyamira County Governor, the late John Obiero Nyagarama is in top gear
both at his home at Tente and funeral ceremony venue at Nyamira Primary school grounds.
Nyamira County funeral planning and execution committee are doing the last-minute preparation
to ensure that they give the late governor a befitting send-off.
Nyamira County Commissioner, Amos Mariba who is chairing the planning and execution
committee confirmed that the departed leader will be given a state burial on Thursday and the
Head of State has confirmed his attendance.
“We want to ensure that all the necessary preparations for the burial of our departed leader are
finalised on time to avoid unnecessary last-minute rush which may bring unwarranted confusion
and embarrassment,” said the commissioner.
He further urged all the committee members who have been assigned specific duties in ensuring
that the ceremony is a success to work round the clock so that all goes according to plans.
He clarified that the late governor’s burial will be a two-day event which will commence
tomorrow at Nyamira primary school grounds whereby all the local leaders, family members and
relatives to the governor will be given chance to give their tributes and mourn the leader and
thereafter a comprehensive interdenominational church memorial service by clergy from the
area. Thursday will be the official state funeral ceremony.
The chair further said the remains of late Nyagarama will be flown from Lee Funeral home,
Nairobi on Thursday morning and land at his first home at Riamanoti, Nyansingo ward in
Borabu Sub County for brief viewing by his family and community members and later to
Pans are underway to broadcast the funeral service live so that people can watch the function
from the comfort of their homes. This will also be in line with COVID-19 health protocols.
Nyamira County Governor John Obiero Nyagarama passed on the morning of 18th December at
a Nairobi hospital.
Leaders from various parts of the country and beyond led by the President of the Republic of
Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta have praised John Nyagarama as a great leader who initiated devolution
in Nyamira County.
By Darlington Mose