Nderitu Gachagua

Nderitu Gachagua (29 July 1952 – 24 February 2017) was a Kenyan politician who served as the first governor of Nyeri County having been elected in March 2013 on a GNU party ticket alongside deputy governor, Wamathai Samwel Githaiga. Nderitu studied law at the University of Nairobi. Before becoming governor, he served as the Member of Parliament for Mathira constituency.[1]

Nderitu Gachagua
1st Governor of Nyeri County
In office
March 2013 – 24 February 2017
DeputyWamathai Samuel Githaiga
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byWamathai Samuel Githaiga
Personal details
Born(1953-07-29)29 July 1953
Died24 February 2017(2017-02-24) (aged 63)
London, United Kingdom
Spouse(s)Margaret Karungaru Nderitu

Gachagua died on 24 February 2017 at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.[2][3]


  1. ^ KANYI, WAMBUGU. "Kenya: MCA Accuses Gachagua". The Star. Retrieved 4 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Governor Gachagua is dead". The Standard. Retrieved 24 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "[VIDEO] Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua dies from cancer". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 25 February 2017.