Nairobi,KENYA:Senate speaker Ekwe Ethuro has sent a message of condolence to the family of Laikipia senator GG Kariuki following his demise Friday morning.
In a statement Ethuro said that he received the news about the death of the legislator with great shock while on an official duty out of the country.
He described Kariuki as a political mentor whenever he used to discharge his senatorial duties and will be greatly missed by the legislature.
He said that he is with the family during this trying and difficult moment.
Mr Kariuki passed on at a Nairobi hospital aged 78.
He was a veteran politician and the oldest senator of the 11th Parliament.
The senator, who joined politics in 1959, served in the governments of President Daniel Arap Moi and founding father ,President Jomo Kenyatta.