The family of the late politician Simeon Nyachae on Wednesday revealed the date set for his interment.

In a statement to newsrooms, the Nyachae family said the former Minister will be buried on February 15, 2021 at his Nyosia home in Nyaribari Chache.

The former Nyaribari Chache MP died at the age of 88 at the Nairobi Hospital on Monday, February 1 where he had been undergoing treatment.

President Uhuru Kenyatta mourned the former minister stating that Nyachae's successful transition from public service to the world of business and politics was a demonstration that focus and hard work pays.

Uhuru's Message

"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.

The former minister leaves behind a vast business empire with interests in manufacturing, transport, real estate, banking, and large-scale farming.

In 1992, Nyachae left the civil service to join politics and was elected as the Nyaribari Chache member of Parliament, a seat he retained in successive elections until his defeat in 2007.

During his tenure as an MP, president Moi appointed him minister of Agriculture and later Finance.

After falling out with Moi in 1999, he was moved to the less powerful ministry of Trade.

He retired from active politics in 2007.