Laikipia Senator GG Kariuki, who died on Thursday night,has been termed a pragmatic leader. President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga said this in their condolence messages on Friday.
Uhuru said the politician immensely contributed to Kenya's growth and liberation and was one of the few leaders who played a key role in shaping the country’s future. “His contribution will forever be ingrained in our minds and history books. As a young leader during independence, he played a key in resolving land conflicts and the resettlement of squatters," he said in a statement.
Uhuru noted Kairuki particularly solved land issues in Laikipia and stood for the rights of all the Kenyans he felt were being trampled by those in authority.
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