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Ibrahim Mwathane wrote on December 19, 2020 at 1:07 pm
Waziri Joe has been a good example in humility, cheer and conscientious leadership. Joe was honest and spoke his mind, virtues that are rather rare today. He was blessing and mentor to many. He has served society well and will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace.
Ken Wathome wrote on December 19, 2020 at 1:03 pm
My dear friend and elder brother Hon Joe Nyagah, I am yet to come to terms with the reality of your demise. God providentially brought us together in the early years of the NARC government and reconnected us in the run up to the 2008 general elections. An act of obedience to divine prompting led to a string of events that makes me marvel at how God orders the steps of those who trust and obey Him. You were a warm, uncomplicated and caring man who respected and treated the low and mighty alike. You had a mix of character traits that made you a uniquely gifted human being in the 72 years that you straddled this world. Rest in eternal peace my brother. I will miss you. Amen
Lucy Volemi-Godia wrote on December 19, 2020 at 12:28 pm
My heart felt condolences to the Nyaga family. May God's presence, peace and comfort be your portion this season. I knew the late Joe who worked with my late Husband Prof Godia in the cooperative task force. The Nyaga's were my husband's friend and colleagues. Norman the classmate and Balozi Khimulu a colleague. Shalom it is well
Lucy Volemi-Godia
Peter Kariuki Wanjuki - US wrote on December 19, 2020 at 11:37 am
My sincere condolences to the entire Nyagah family. May the blessings of the Almighty be with you. We stand with you as you have stood with our family in this difficult season. May cousin Joe rest in peace until we meet again.
Murugi Nthiga Okemwa wrote on December 19, 2020 at 11:25 am
Uncle Joe as we lay you to rest today I thank God for giving you to us the Nthiga Mwonge family.

I remember our conversation mid October and you telling me of your big interest in the area of fighting corruption and matters integrity. You were very happy to learn that I had moved to work in that field and we agreed to engage more but God had other plans.

Looking back at your days in the public service though I was younger I never at any one time heard any allegations of corruption against you and this speaks volumes as to how much you valued integrity. This is a great virtue which I will continue to embrace.

Rest well uncle, it is well. You remain in our hearts forever.
Sudhir Raythatha wrote on December 19, 2020 at 11:05 am
My deepest condolences to the Nyagah family on the sad passing away of Joe, as he was popularly known. He was a great statesman. Like his late father and he certainly made his father proud. Kwaheri my friend. May your soul rest in eternal peace. God Bless. X
Agnes Kasiki Mwendwa wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:56 am
Hon Nyagah was a humble and kind man. His kindness will always be engraved in my heart. Rest well boss.
Wanyama Masinde wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:50 am
Amb. Joe Nyagah, a decent man and a wise listener who was always available to share his vast knowledge. I enjoyed our discussions on regional integration; among other issues. Rest in Peace Senior
Cllr. Ireri wa Mwathi wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:44 am
You were really a true friend. Always there with your wise advice. You always told me that you were old enough to be an adviser and we should take your political advice seriously.
That's why I always came to you when at a political crossroad and you have never disappointed. Funny enough any time I need you, you were always available. You would tell me to come to your Kamutungi home.
Your dream for Mbeere, to be recognised as one of the minor tripes was big and you always fought for our recognition.
I will miss your wisdom.
Rip wazili
Nyakio Maina wrote on December 19, 2020 at 10:40 am
You were always larger than life to me. Always joylly and fill of humour.Fare thee well Uncle Joe, till we meet again.
Dr Stanley Murage, PhD, CBS wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:55 am
I received the news of Joe’s passing on iwith shock and consternation . We all knew Joe as ebullient and vivacious and could not imagine that he was finally quietened by the virus.
I shall miss Joe’s positive attitude and problem solving mind and heart. Fare thee well Joe! Life is just too short!
Bern Wafukho wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:53 am
Hon Joe you left a lifelong imprint in the way I view leadership. Your forthrightness, wisdom in speaking truthfully and with love, honesty to the core and a caring spirit will live forever. Arguably, you had a clear vision of lifting many from poverty through the cooperate movement as elaborated in the book you authored and personally shared with me. Rejoice with the angels, you have finished your race impactfully.
Evans Sungudi wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:33 am
At Centre for African Affairs & Conflict Research (CAACOR), you were a valuable asset in setting up the strategic think tank and centre of excellence for Africa's development research, training and advisory services on issues related to environment and climate change, Conflict research & prevention and economic development.
Amb. Stella Mokaya Orina wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:33 am
Hon. Joe Nyagah was an icon. He had enormous capabilities and served in different portfolios with excellence. He had a way of making everyone feel like a personal friend. He was a great diplomat. It was shocking to learn of his demise. Kenya has lost. Heaven has gained. May his soul rest with the Angels in heaven. Amen.
Mary Nyachae wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:25 am
Dear Joe, Your departure from this earth was so unexpected and our hearts are beyond broken. like so many others, words fail me....Thank you for your friendship, wise counsel and humor. Thank you for service to the Nation you so loved - you gave your all, to the best of your ability... My heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family, the people of Mbeere and Embu County at large. In our hearts You will always be...Your love, your voice and your smile will forever remain imprinted in our minds - till the end of time.. SHINE ON YOUR WAY and REST WELL WITH THE ANGELS, till we meet again...🙏🏾😪
John Githongo wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:24 am
I first met Joe Nyagah when I was in high school as a friend of the family. He was a rare public figure - he never changed. When we would interact during COVID-19's lockdown he was the same Joe Nyagah from my teenage years: a humble, amiable, charismatic figure with an unusual capacity to connect with people with a sense of empathy and genuine interest. He now has left us too soon but leaves a legacy that we shall all value. To the family poleni poleni sana. May he rest in peace. There goes a good man...
Peter GAKUNU wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:17 am
I met H.E. Joe when he was ambassador to the EU in Belgium where I worked and we remained in close contact. He appointed me Chairman to set up Sasra. He was a true believer in development and saw the cooperative movement as a vehicle to reach and unite the marginalized farmers. Joe was a rare politician, one who actually delivered on his promise. He was decent and inspiring. May his soul rest in peace.
Betty Murungi wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:13 am
Please accept my deepest condolences on Joe’s loss.
May God comfort you .
Maina Muhuhi Family wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:06 am
Go well Baba Sheba, till we meet again
Nelly Mbugua, Nairobi wrote on December 19, 2020 at 9:00 am
My deepest condolences to the Nyaga Family.

Joe, it was an honour to know and interact with you at International Christian Centre, Nairobi. Your humility to connect with the high and low in society is enviable. You were unassuming and down to earth. Thank you for your commitment to humankind. We celebrate you.

Now, you have run the race set before you by your maker. Rest in peace, till we meet again.