February 2, 2021


Nyachae served as a chief secretary and Head of Civil Service under former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi.

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RIP Simeon Nyachae (88)

RIP Simeon Nyachae (88)

Former businessman and politician  Simeon Nyachae, has died at the age of 88.

The former Cabinet Minister and Nyaribari Chache MP died on Monday at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, February 1 where he had been undergoing treatment.

Nyachae served as a chief secretary and Head of Civil Service under former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi. He vied for presidency in 2002 but lost to former President Mwai Kibaki.

He retired from active politics in 2007.

Mzee Nyachae had five wives and 20 children. His son Charles Nyachae is the former chairman of the Committee of Implementation of the Constitution, who is currently a judge at the East African Court of Justice.

Kenya Mourns Simeon Nyachae

Cyprian Ongeri™Growing up, #Nyachae was everyone’s role model. Super moneyed, very powerful and kinda handsome too. I always had his posters in my bedroom walls. Go well emamba. #RIPNyachae

Oyominto Television: Political leader and icon is mourned by both leaders and citizens of the nation.
Edwin KemboiRest in peace Simeon Nyachae.May peace follow this Gusii kingpin. Kenyans will forever remember him. #RIPNyachae 

Franklin MandukuSimon Nyachae was my MP (Nyaribari Chache) and during his tenure, our rural roads were motorable during the rains and we had tap water. Not anymore and are now forced to store rainwater and depend on boreholes. We miss him! Comfort to his family. #RIPNyachae

Martha Karua SC : My condolences to the family &friends of the late Hon Simeon Nyachae whom I was privileged to work with in parliament and  government. His demise is a loss not just to his family but also to the entire nation.

Anne WaiguruMy Condolences to the family & friends of the late Mzee Hon Simeon Nyachae on his passing. Our nation was blessed to have benefitted from Mzee’s long & illustrious career as a civil servant politician & leader. May God comfort his family & loved ones during this time. Phil4:7

President Uhuru Kenyatta Mourns Former Minister Simeon Nyachae

President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae as an icon of Kenya’s progress through the years.

In a message of comfort to the family of the independence era provincial administrator, the President said the late Nyachae’s successful transition from public service to the world of business and politics was a demonstration that focus and hard work pays.

I am deeply saddened by the passing away of Mzee Simeon Nyachae, a distinguished son of Kenya, a friend and a man whose contribution to the making of the Kenyan nation will remain with us for eternity.

“Throughout his many years of service to the nation, right from his time in the provincial administration through to his transition into business and politics, Mzee Nyachae exhibited exemplary zeal to succeed and as he exits from this world, he leaves behind a rich legacy of success,” President Kenyatta eulogised.


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