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Dr. Sospeter Gatobu, Canada wrote on December 18, 2020 at 1:41 pm
I will forever remember the many times we prayed together, the words of wisdom, the friendship; we have lost a precious person. RIP Joe. Till we meet again.
Barrack R. Ndegwa, HSC wrote on December 18, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Joe was my Minister of EAC and treated me a junior officer with alot of humility. His death is a great blow to Kenyans at large at a time when we need people of great character like him. May the good Lord comfort the family and we hope to meet again on the resurrection morning.
Revd Harold & Joyce Mwang'ombe wrote on December 18, 2020 at 1:24 pm
Our sincere and heart-felt condolences on the demise of Joe. We thank God for his life, may his soul rest in Peace. From the Late Bishop Peter Mwang'ombe family
James Kathenya wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm
Dearest Hon. Joe Nyagah,

You've taken a journey ahead of your friends.
We're afew steps behind and soonest, we shall be together again in the hands of the Lord.
On two occasions Waziri, you presided over fundraiser to Materi boys secondary school projects, where I served as the chairman. On both occasions, we burst our target. As a result of your generosity, over 1000 boys have joined Universities&colleges and are today productive citizens.
Equally, your contribution to man and country over your long career in public service is unmatched.

It's upon this and many other good deeds(your simplicity and humility always baffled me, despite the privileged background) that we petition the Almighty to grant you everlasting peace...RIP Waziri 🙏.
Stella Lochodo wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:25 pm
I received these news with shock.
Recently I had an appointment with Hon.Joe Nyagah at Yaya Center in the company of Hon Julius Ole Sunkuli.Joe,was like a dad to me .In a campaign truck in Turkana,I met him ,Mdvd ,DP Ruto,Raila before becoming Minister for Co-operative.
After the 2007 Election ,he paid for my University fees and upkeep and he supported my candidature in KNUT election at County, Regional and National level in 2011,which I won .
Joe has supported me and my family in and out of office
He has made me somebody in this World
Whenever I went to see him ,he would shout to anyone nearby,"who has seen my Turkana girl? She'll get lost in Nairobi.She is in Kenya today and she'll be back in the Republic of Turkana Tomorrow!"
I wanted to attend the burial and tell the world who Joe Nyagah was to me and others but I was informed that the attendance is controlled.
As Orange Women Democratic movement ,most of us depended on the fatherly Joe
I will miss Joe physically but he will live in my heart forever .
To the immediate family ,take heart and accept Joe has joined the angel's family.
R.I.P Joe
David Ngetich wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:11 pm
My sincere condolence to family and friends of Hon Joe Nyaga
Elizabeth Layla Kimkung wrote on December 18, 2020 at 11:56 am
Big brother Joe, Life is like a journey on a train with its stations, with changes of routes and with accidents. At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will be always travelling on our side. However at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. As time goes by other people will board the train and they will be significant meaning our siblings, friends, children and even the love of our life. Many will step down and leave a vacuum, others will go so unnoticed that we do not realize that they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all the passengers...... requiring that we give the best of ourselves, which you obviously did. May the almighty God rest your soul in eternal peace. Sleep with the angels my brother . AMEN
Timothy Wanjohi London UK wrote on December 18, 2020 at 11:51 am
The death has robbed us a man of great character.Joe was cheerful, helpful and a good listener. He integrated we'll with people of all levels and down to earth though he held high profile jobs in government and private sector.
He was a story teller and loved jokes.
One of my favourite memories is sitting with him at the table in a London hotel , when he said! Do you know I am the only cabinet minister who walks without body guards.

There are lots of other personal qualities that characterised Joe some of which were so ingrained in who he was that you couldn't think of him not exhibiting them (honesty, integrity, generosity ).

Above all Joe was a man of deep spirituality who loved God he served.
I had the privilege of knowing Joe for 30 years and he deeply impacted my life.
I will miss him dearly.
Till we meet again R.I.P
Dr Nancy Baraza wrote on December 18, 2020 at 11:46 am
RIP waziri. We benefitted a lot from your wisdom. May God grant the Nyaga family the grace to bear the loss.
Grace Nthiga wrote on December 18, 2020 at 11:13 am
Death Leaves a Heartache no one can heal
Love leaves a memory no-one can steal

RIP Uncle Joe
Grace Nthiga on behalf of the Nthiga Family
AKUNGA'S FAMILY wrote on December 18, 2020 at 10:42 am
Dear Joe,
You were not only an inspiration to us in the political scene but to our social lives as well. You will always be remembered for all the good attributes you portrayed and the lessons we all got from you. Long live your legacy!

My deepest sympathies goes to the entire family and I hope that God gives you all the peace you need during this time of grief. "ALL WILL BE WELL."

To Nthiga's family- I hope you feel surrounded by much love.

May your soul rest in eternal peace Joe.
Mariah Kirono and Family wrote on December 18, 2020 at 9:55 am
I do not know where to start. I practically grew up with Joe, I am only three months older than him. To me he was my brother but in real sense, I am his Aunt. Joe was a bright man indeed, when most of as struggle in class, he sailed through those classes with ease and thus ahead of us. Joe introduced me to many things in my life and a vivid memory is when he got his first job and he came home one day and introduce us to the idea of investing in shares. With my little knowledge and little savings I invested in shares, something I cherished to this day. That was Joe for you very generous with ideas and information. His interaction with people was amazing, such a warm heart and a very cheerful person.
His death pained me so much, because he had so much to offer. Gone too soon. I am consoled to know he is now in the presence of our heavenly Father. “Roman 6:8 If we died with Christ, we believe we shall also live with him”
He filled our hearts with happiness and that is the feeling we will carry in our hearts forever. Fare-thee-well my brother, till we meet again we will miss your so much

The White Chariot
By Julie Johnson

During your journey on your final flight home.
White wings will carry you and you will be flown.
To the pearly gates of Heaven, where they will usher you in.
To the feet of your Lord, your Saviour, and your friend.
He will hold you in his arms and the angels will sing.
As another one of His children is delivered by white wings.
David Nthuci wrote on December 18, 2020 at 9:14 am
It's very hard and sad indeed to believe Joe is no more! But it's important to accept that God the creator took him away, just the same way he brought him into the world at His own time. Good enough, Joe has left a legacy wortwhile emulating. My sincere and deepest heartfelt condolences to the family.
RIP my good friend.
Sen Dr. Isaac Maigua Mwaura CBS MP wrote on December 18, 2020 at 8:05 am
Dear Joe

Fare thee well Waziri.
I will remember you since our days in ODM with you as our leader from the Mt Kenya region. You were forthright and calculating in your quest to make Kenya a better place.

I have recent memories of you and me sharing opinion articles and how I was encouraging you to ran for Senate seat in Embu.

Fare thee well elder brother in Christ .
Till we meet again in Heaven.
Kevin Owiti wrote on December 18, 2020 at 6:59 am
My prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace.
The Musyimi Family wrote on December 18, 2020 at 6:11 am
We received with great sadness and disbelieve the news of the passing of our dear brother Joe and write to convey our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Nyaga family.

By virtue of the relationship forged between our parents and our childhood Joe was our big brother and a friend. Jointly we have many fond memories of him.
Joe was not just the Head of the Jeremiah Nyaga family and a National leader.
He was a born leader and his illustrious political career is witness to this fact.An Honorable Member of Parliament, a Cabinet Minister and even a Presidential Candidate
He was distinguishedrofessional and diplomat as well.
Through out his life and despite such a demanding working life,Joe was always accessible,answering calls and making time, a cheerful jovial person who endeared himself to people with his easy jokes, laughter and that smile which will remain embedded in our picture of him.

We the Musyimi family stand with you at this difficult time and pray that you will experience our LORDS given comfort strength and peace in days ahead.
The Musyimis.
(Stephen &Tabitha Kisilu family)
Lynn Mungai Gitau wrote on December 18, 2020 at 3:13 am
Dear Joe, I still can't warp my head around the fact that you are not here anymore. You were an amazing man. An amazing Boss and a great father. You were always ready to listen with parience and give councel without judgment. May you Rest in Peace Joe.
Dr. Daniel Weru Ichangi and Mary M.Ichangi wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:52 am
In memory of our cousin and friend Joe, We wish to Express ourselves in music of the hymn... Never say, good-bye: author Perry Chapman .... (please join us as we sing)
1. Our friends on earth we meet with pleasure, while swift the moments fly,
Yet ever comes the thought of sadness. That we must say goodbye.

We'll never say goodbye in heav'n, We'll never say, good-bye....
For in that Land of joy and song We'll never say, good-bye.

2. How joyful is the thought that lingers when loved ones cross death's sea, that when our our labours here are ended, with them we'll ever be.

3. No parting words shall e'er be spoken in that bright land of flow'rs; Best songs of joy and peace and gladness Shall evermore be ours.

We'll never say good-bye to heav'n, We'll never say good-bye.... For in that land of joy and song We'll never say, good-bye..

Kiura Dominic wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:42 am
I wish to say That ioe you wiil be remembered by many for you loving heart go we
Mercy Mugo wrote on December 18, 2020 at 12:42 am
Shine on your way brother