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Laikipia Senator G.G Kariuki passes on at city hospital

Laikipia Senator G.G Kariuki is dead.

Mr Kariuki passed on at a Nairobi hospital aged 78 on Friday morning.

The news of his death was broken by one of his colleagues attending a meeting with editors in Mombasa.

The lawmaker confirmed he had spoken to Mr Kariuki’s son.

Deputy Senate Speaker Kembi Gitura confirmed the death of the senator and sent condolences on behalf of the House.

Mr Kariuki was a veteran politician and the oldest senator of the 11th Parliament.

The senator, who joined politics in 1959, served in the governments of President Daniel Arap Moi and founding President Jomo Kenyatta.

He was the only serving lawmaker who had also served in the first Parliament after Kenya’s independence in 1963.

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