Ex-Presidential Candidate Joe Nyagah Dies

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Former Cabinet Minister Joe Nyagah (right) with ODM leader Raila Odinga at Capital Hill offices in 2018.
  • Joe Nyagah, who was a former Minister in the grand coalition government and a presidential candidate in the 2017 elections has died aged 72.

    His family confirmed that the veteran politician passed on while receiving treatment on Friday, December 11, at a Nairobi Hospital.

    He was a member of the Orange Democratic Movement’s ‘Pentagon’ in the 2007 general election.

    Former Cabinet Minister Joe Nyagah (right) with ODM leader Raila Odinga at Capital Hill offices in 2018.
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    In the 2017 elections, he emerged third behind Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga garnering 38,029 of the votes.

    He vied as an independent candidate with his running mate Moses Marango.

    Nyagah was vocal in national politics contributing to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report debate.

    In a previous interview, he had said that the BBI should be implemented through parliament and a referendum. 

    The former Cabinet minister stated that key issues raised by the Bomas Draft were captured in the BBI report.

    “The structure of the Executive should make all Kenyans feel they belong to the country. That is what 629 delegates at Bomas tried to do in Naivasha and Kilifi before the draft was diluted by a few people for selfish reasons,†he stated.

    More to follow…

  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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