The late Nderitu Gachagua’s brother, Rigathi today eulogized and recounted their last moments with the Governor, who had seemingly seen his end was nigh owing to the deteriorating condition.
Rigathi said Gachagua called him to Royal Marsden Hospital in London, 12 days before his death and upon his arrival found his three sisters already present.
Gachagua asked for a moment with Rigathi and it was then that he gave him his dying wish, saying that he felt the doctors were taking him round and round in circles and from ‘what he can see, it has come to an end’.
“I asked him to give the doctors a chance. We dealt with family issues and he asked me that we discuss how he would be rested. He asked me to fly him back home and we booked a Kenya Airways flight,” Rigathi said.
“On the date we were to leave, the doctors said they cannot allow him in the plane and he was devastated. We discussed the private jet options and before we could get one, he got a pen and a paper and started to work, he called his Deputy Governor and several other people,” Rigathi recounted.
Despite his condition, Gachagua said he would come back to Kenya but the doctors and nurses were not happy with this move.
As they were waiting for the jet that was to fly him back on a Saturday, Gachagua died a day before his travel, on Friday February 24. Before his death, he called all his children.