Deputy President Gachagua Honors 94-Year-Old Ex-Councillor for Exemplary Service

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In a heartfelt gesture of gratitude, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua paid a visit to 94-year-old former Ndeiya Councillor Stephen Ndung’u Njenga, acknowledging his remarkable dedication to the people of Kiambu County’s Ndeiya Ward. During the visit, Gachagua expressed the government’s commitment to honoring Njenga for his outstanding service.

“I have known Mzee since 1995 when he was a councillor and I was a young District Officer. He was then a powerful politician who moved the masses and his work record made him a darling of then President Moi,” Gachagua remarked, reflecting on Njenga’s influential legacy.

The meeting, which took place last Monday, saw Gachagua and Njenga reunite after the retired civic leader journeyed to Mai Mahiu, where the Deputy President was providing aid to those affected by floods. Following a church service and fundraiser in Kiambu Town constituency, Gachagua, accompanied by local MPs, fulfilled his promise to visit Njenga at Tiekunu village, Ndeiya Ward.

Commending Njenga’s leadership and development track record, Gachagua emphasized the invaluable lessons he had learned from the former councillor. “I learned from the best. You taught me when I was still young in leadership and that is the reason I am here today because I built on the leadership strategy that you taught me to become who I am today,” the DP expressed,emphasizing Njenga’s influence on his own growth as a leader.

Highlighting Njenga’s extensive career, which included roles such as Deputy Chairman of Kiambu County Council and active involvement in the push for multi-partism, Gachagua urged current leaders to emulate Njenga’s commitment to unity and development. He also pledged to ensure Njenga’s recognition during this year’s Jamhuri Day celebrations and the completion of roads in Ndeiya Ward as a tribute to his outstanding contributions.

The visit, attended by a host of prominent leaders, served as a poignant reminder of the enduring impact of Njenga’s legacy on the community and the leaders he has inspired throughout the years.

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