Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has send a message of condolences to the family and friends of James Ndungu Karanja.
Through his official Facebook page Kinyanjui described the deceased as a high breeder of quality freshian cows.
"We have lost one of the greatest dairy farmers in Nakuru, James Ndungu Karanja of Pokea Farm, Njoro. Mr Ndungu was a respected breeder of high quality freshian cows. Over the years, his farm earned the reputation as a centre for best practice in dairy management," said the Nakuru governor.
Kinyanjui noted that the deceased love for farming was an inspiration to many.
"We mourn the loss of this great Kenyan. Our prayers and thoughts go to the family during this difficult moments. May his soul find favour in God's everlasting peace. Mungu apokee moyo wake," he added.
Kenyans used his post to send his messages of condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.
Pastor Samson Dakotan says "Pole sana God comfort the family friends relatives and who knew him.In this dificult time,"
Ribinson Osiena says "We loosing great Kenyans. Time we turn to traditional herbs now. Researching,"
Emitiot Ken wrote "Poleni sana i knew karanja when we went to his farm for learning in 2915,"
Charles Too says "RIP Mr pokea, you inspired many ,your contribution to the society will be remembered forever,"
Vincent Juma wrote "It is indeed sad to have lost such an astute,full of gusto,may his soul rest in peace,"
John koech "I want to send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased, may God give you strength during this hard time of mourning,"
"It's hard to believe that mzee is no more may God give you strength and console you during this hard time of mourning," John Rono says.