In Summary
  • To wake up and run your errands and go back home to your family in one piece is a miracle we like to forget.
  • Few of us will be prepared for the exit, even fewer of us will have reached our utmost potential by the time we die.

There are men with potential and then there was Dr Wahome Gakuru.

A man of vision and teeming with big dreams for Nyeri County.

It was very clear that the people of Nyeri had struck a gold mine by electing a man of Dr Wahome’s stature.

LEADERSHIP
If all went well, it seemed to me that Dr Wahome would have been a benchmark of what visionary leadership should be about.

Who knows, maybe he had it in him the seed of national leadership.

Sadly, the people of Nyeri and Kenyans will never see what would have become of Dr Wahome.

In fact, I dare say that he is the best governor that Nyeri County will never have.

That said, I must also add that Dr Gakuru’s sudden death jolted me to reflect about life.

RAILWAY

The governor had previously hosted his son and classmates from Alliance High School in his Runda home, to wish them well in their KCSE examinations.

A few days earlier, the governor accompanied his colleagues from central Kenya to make plans to revive the Nairobi-Nanyuki railway line.

Nobody knew that it was the last time they were seeing the governor.

Until that chilly, rainy Tuesday morning when the governor met a most painful death.

It is heart-breaking when I imagine that the governor got into his Mercedes Benz E250 to come to Nairobi for an interview with Kameme TV, but arrived in the city in a body bag, and not to his predetermined destination, but to a cold box in the morgue.

PRIVILEGE
The things we take for granted, my friends. To wake up and run your errands and go back home to your family in one piece is a miracle we like to forget.

It cannot be underscored enough that life is short and fragile.

Few of us will be prepared for the exit, even fewer of us will have reached our utmost potential by the time we die.

Think about it. Would you be satisfied with your life if you learnt that by this time tomorrow your family will be planning your funeral?

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