Former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae dies at 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.