Former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae has died at 88 years.He had five wives and 20 children: his first wife Esther died in August 2016 after battling a long illness.

His family led by son Charles Nyanchae issued a statement on Monday saying he died at the Nairobi Hospital after a long illness.The body has been taken to Lee Funeral Home as family plans for burial arrangements.

Simeon Nyachae (born 6 February, 1932- 01 February 2021) was a Kenyan politician and former government minister from Kisii County. He is also a successful businessman and entrepreneur with profitable investments inside and outside of Kenya.

Simon Nyachae’s long career in the civil service began at this point. However, in 1957, Nyachae’s father realized that his son would be better off with higher education and that is why he arranged for his admission to study public administration in London.

Upon his return to Kenya in 1960, Nyachae was posted as a District Officer in Kangundo Division and later returning to Churchill CollegeCambridge for a diploma course in public administration.

He became a District commissioner by December 1963.[3] Upon his return to Kenya in 1964 he went back to provincial administration and from this point on, he steadily rose up the ranks within the provincial administration and ending up serving as a Provincial Commissioner (between 1965–1979 and later chief secretary in the Civil Service under the Kenyatta and Moi governments.

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