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Nyeri Water MD Gichaaga dies after short illness

Nyeri Water Chief Executive Officer Peter Gichaaga
Mr Peter Gichaaga.

Nyeri Water and Sanitation Company has announced death of its Managing Director Peter Gichaaga. Chairman Patrick Munuhe said Mr Gichaaga died after short illness on 3 November 2020.

Mr Munuhe remembered Mr Gichaaga as an astute leader, who passionately led the firm. “His persona and eloquence and his love for this company will be forever be remembered,” he said.

Mr Gichaaga joined Nyeri Water in 2015 after working at Tana Water Works Development Agency for 10 years.

In June, Mr Gichaaga told Water Tower that Nyeri Water’s management and directors work “very closely with no squabbles.” He said that the directors help the management and strictly adheres to the firm’s strategic plan.

“This has resulted to a strong work culture across the organisation,” Mr Gichaaga said. “All employees strive for continual improvement of the services offered by the company.”

Nyeri Water has been the overall best performing water company over the years. It was the best firm for eight years in a row before 2018 when it tied in top position with Ruiru-Juja Water and Sewerage Company.

As the managing director for Nyeri Water, Mr Gichaaga represented Tana Water Region in Water Services Providers Association. The association is an advocacy and networking platform for water services firms.


Mr Gichaaga was a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Public Secretary. He held Master of Science (Finance), Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management) and Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance). Mr Gichaaga had over 15 years’ work experience in private and public firms.

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About Kaburu Mugambi

Kaburu Mugambi is a veteran of business reporting having worked with two national newspapers in Kenya. He is a graduate of economics from Kenyatta University. He started his journalism career in 2000 with The People Daily as a business reporter before becoming a business sub-editor. He joined Daily Nation in 2004 as a business writer. He holds a post-graduate diploma in mass communication from University of Nairobi's School of Journalism and an MBA in marketing from the same university. In 2016, he founded Water Tower, a media firm focused on water, energy and climate. Its content cuts across water, energy and climate with emphasis on adaptation and sustainability.

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