Albert Gakuru was late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru’s Personal Assistant and on the day governor died in road accident at Makenji, Murang’a County they were traveling together.
Albert, driver and bodyguard escaped with severe injuries in the November 2017 accident but as he was fighting for his life at hospital an authoritative presenter in a popular Kikuyu radio station announced that Albert too was dead. This shattered his family and relatives.
Albert was overheard recently saying the presenter who also hails from Nyeri was one of his closest friends, he frequently linked him up with the governor but it disturbed him why after the accident he quickly spread lies when Albert’s kins were still in the dark regarding his fate.
“When my sister heard my death’s story she fainted. My traumatised mother traveled from Nyeri to Aga Khan hospital and stayed till late at night to see me being wheeled from theater to ascertain if I was alive or dead. The presenter is trusted by listeners so nothing could convince my mother otherwise until she saw me breathing although unconscious” Albert told friends.
He lost fingers and was in coma for two days. Afterwards people he helped have an audience with late Gakuru abandoned him. His tenure in county government ended last year but shortly after he was appointed to Presidential Delivery Unit.