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Eng. Joshua W. Ichang'i wrote on December 27, 2020 at 11:10 am
Uncle Joe,

You remain a great mentor and counsellor. Your wise words of encouragement and guidance continue to inspire and lead us even when life seems at its darkest hour.

Rest in Peace, wholly rested in Jehovah's Holy Abode.
Lui Wagude wrote on December 26, 2020 at 5:20 am
Poleni sana to the Nyaga Family, Hon. Joe Nyaga you were a great Kenyan - I remember the few interactions we had - Kenya has lost a patriot
Lois Muigai wrote on December 25, 2020 at 10:00 am
A good soul has passed on. Truly large as life, you will live in the hearts of so many that you touched. None can deny your gift for forming collaborative and caring relationships and your dedication to country. We have lost a pillar.
Joe, you were such a wonderful and inspiring person.
It is said friends are the family we choose.
Farewell Joe
Gina Din wrote on December 20, 2020 at 10:14 pm
What Will Matter? (by Michael Josephson)

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten
will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations
and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too, your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you came from
or what side of the tracks you lived on at the end.
It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

So what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?

What will matter is not what you bought
but what you built, not what you got but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success
but your significance.

What will matter is not what you learned
but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity,
compassion, courage, or sacrifice
that enriched, empowered or encouraged others
to emulate your example.

What will matter is not your competence
but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew,
but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories
but the memories that live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered,
by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
Choose to live a life that matters.

Dear Joe. Thank you for living a life that mattered. You will always be in our hearts. Gina Chris Natalya and Naythan
Jeff Nyamboga wrote on December 20, 2020 at 8:03 pm
His Excellence Joe Nyagah was a great man, full of wisdom and always gave advice to all. I first met waziri in 2007 during the Presidential campaigns where I served in the youth arm of the then ODM Pentagon- YKR07. It was a great experience going the country with Joe and the other luminaries, I remember we were dispatched often as an advance team. Amazing experience and great working with Joe, I remember how he was always driven around the City in his trade mark then- White Land rover.

In 2011 joined Kellog School of Management for summer school for my international MBA and being Kenyan it was brought to my attention that Joe was one of highly ranked alumna bringing back my memories of 07 Pentagon presidential campaigns.

Go thee well luminary, may your soul rest in peace. I will always remember your wise counsel.
Edith Kiget wrote on December 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm
Sincere condolences to the entire Nyagah family, and may the Lord be your strength in this difficult time. I had the honor to meet with Hon. Joe Nyagah on few occasions while working with Balozi Mary M. Khimulu, and found him such a jovial and down-to-earth person, who will indeed be missed by the entire nation.
May his soul rest in eternal peace!
Yegon Hillary wrote on December 20, 2020 at 4:18 pm
Rest in eternal peace Joe
Roselyn Odera wrote on December 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Such a warm and personable human being. So much like your late father. Rest in eternal peace.
Jackie wa Africa Nganga Rwanda wrote on December 20, 2020 at 11:51 am
Sad you left but my village Tinganga Kiambu will remember you for your support in projects through JT. You never failed to support.
In cooperative I will remember how you embraced to develop our cooperatives. Death is bad new.
May you rest in peace.
Emmanuel Kipkorir wrote on December 20, 2020 at 2:46 am
Pole sana to my friend and mentor Joseph Nyagah.He supported me fully when i was doing the flight training both in Kenya and USA.I will really miss his words of wisdom.Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.
Diana Muka wrote on December 19, 2020 at 11:30 pm
Radiated nothing but much positive energy is how I saw Waziri Joe Nyaga from the brief occasions through work that I had the opportunity to meet him.
May his soul rest in peace. And may the Nyaga family find strength and courage in this sad and difficult time.
Symon Ogeto wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:03 pm
Hon. Joe Nyaga was a towering & rising figure in business, politics and family. Covid has hijacked him from a very important race where he was bound to win and win big for all of us. As we come to terms of his absence, may his kind deeds serve in carpeting his legacy for now and future generations. Kenya is down with Joe’s passing, but I stand to note that there will be resolve to reach up and forward in ensuring Joe’s unfinished business is truly finished. Rest In Peace Hon. Joe Nyaga.
Dorothy (Rwetsiba) Rudasingwa & family wrote on December 19, 2020 at 8:35 pm
Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May Joe Rest in Peace.
Morrison wrote on December 19, 2020 at 7:39 pm
Rest in Peace Joe.
Lewis Mutugi Muriithi. wrote on December 19, 2020 at 5:39 pm
Rest well son of Embu.
You were a true compatriot.
Caroline Mukiira wrote on December 19, 2020 at 4:33 pm
Eunie ans famiky, I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.
Jacob Sitati wrote on December 19, 2020 at 3:36 pm
The late Joe was my friend. I do not have many friends in the political space, in fact, i try to stay away from that space but Joe was different. We connected with Joe while he was Minister of Cooperatives and he came to Chicago. I was affiliated with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and we hosted him. Joe and I funnily enough connected on a level that has become the brunt of jokes in Kenya (as alums of AHS). It was interesting that we talked about life back when things were simple and our shared experiences despite being years apart. Joe and I could talk for hours on end. He had many stories.

We became good friends and shared many cups of coffee whenever he came to the US. He visited whenever he was in the US and hosted my dad and I when I was in Kenya. I remember a time back when he was still a minister and he insisted that i bring my dad to his office. He wanted to meet dad because he joked that my dad must have been a serious fellow. He was always jovial ,respectful and sharp! The man dressed well.

Like i said in the beginning, Joe was my friend. He always checked on my family and was quick to compliment them at every opportunity. We did not talk as much as I would have liked, but when we talked it was meaningful. When dad sent me the news of Joe’s passing, it was a shock. I am deeply saddened at his passing but I am glad that our paths crossed when they did.

Journey well my friend and Rest In Peace.
Pat Toweett wrote on December 19, 2020 at 2:48 pm
Joe, Your passing has left us with the heaviest of hearts. Go well, and may the good lord be with you. You remain my mentor and you are fondly remembered. Till we meet again. P
Mildred Owuor wrote on December 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm
To the family of Joe Nyagah, my family and I express our deepest condolences for your loss. We share your pain. You have lost a humble, loyal, energetic and happy torch bearer who kept the Nyagah family glued together and visible.

I am grateful to Joe and the Nyagah family for the friendship we have shared, which I know will outlive him, and for the support he gave me over the years. He remained accessible to me and opened many doors for me in my banking career and subsequent endeavors. He had no envy and loved to see people succeed.
Joe has completed his race, but will remain a uniting force in our lives through his ideals and achievements. We release him to take his seat with his Creator and to rest in eternal peace. Amen🙏🏼
Lydia Stephens Okech wrote on December 19, 2020 at 2:07 pm
My brothers and sisters and Joe's family
my family and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Joe. His warmth, friendship, jokes and smile will be greatly missed. May the Lord Rest His Soul in Eternal Peace.