Nyandarua governor eulogises Star journalist Ndichu Wainaina as faithful story teller

In Summary

•Wainaina passed on on Thursday.

•Nyandarua's director of communication Jesse Masai said Wainaina possessed dogged determination.

Star journalist Ndichu Wainaina.
Star journalist Ndichu Wainaina.
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Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has eulogised the Star's county writer Ndicuhu Wainana as a faithful journalist who used his position to highlight the human condition.

In a statement on Thursday, he said, "One of the pioneer devolution journalists in Kenya, Ndichu sought to faithfully tell Nyandarua’s changing narratives."

"I will never forget the many times he directly reached out to me and other senior County Government officials for more information, believing that his task was incomplete until he had a clearer view of people, issues and events. Ndichu used his pen to not only shine a light on our human condition, but also help us talk with each other."

Wainaina passed on on Thursday.

He began working for the Star in 2016.

Nyandarua's director of communication Jesse Masai said Wainaina possessed dogged determination.

"He was also fair-minded and a stickler for accuracy."

"I experienced Ndichu's doggedness when I began serving the people of Nyandarua in 2015. Barely settled in my role, he visited my office and asked if I knew anyone who could accept his work outside the county."