Former Finance Minister Mzee Simeon Nyachae is dead.
According to the family, the veteran politician died on Monday morning at the Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with illness.
He died aged 88 years.
Mzee Nyachae will be remembered for his long service to the Kisii people as Member of Parliament for Nyaribari Chache.
In 2002, he vied for the presidential seat and came third behind NARC's Mwai Kibaki and KANU's Uhuru Kenyatta.
Condolence messages have been pouring in:
We join the rest of the nation in mourning the passing on of a statesman, a great leader & administrator who served the country in different capacities.Mzee Simeon Nyachae will be remembered for his diligence & hard-work.The Omogusii community has lost a great leader #RIPNyachae— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) February 1, 2021
Simeon Nyachae was an astute leader who served with diligence & dedication.— Wycliffe A. Oparanya (@GovWOparanya) February 1, 2021
He was a development oriented leader who empowered his people through various development projects & programmes.
The Country has lost a great son & leader who spent most of his life serving his people. pic.twitter.com/IBehNp3Jt3
Simeon Nyachae was a progressive, selfless and steadfast leader who was genuinely passionate about public service, politics and uniting people in a common cause. pic.twitter.com/IG0aCe2N0i— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) February 1, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family, the people of Gusii and Kenyans following the death of former Cabinet Minister Hon. Simeon Nyachae.— Hon. Charles Keter, EGH (@ketercharles) February 1, 2021
He was a respected administrator, astute businessman, leader & career civil servant who served with dedication.
May his soul Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/gAcw3qIzCN