Former Cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae was missing from the limelight during the national mourning period of former president Daniel Moi in the state at parliament buildings due to the state of his health. Mr. Nyachae’s health has been deteriorating over the past few months and he is also said to be suffering from serious memory loss.
The man who is one of the leading shareholders of NCBA Group is now said to be confined on a wheelchair and close family members say the man has to use diapers, they have also hired a nurse to watch him 24/7.
Mr. Nyachae has in the past flown out to London to get specialized treatment accompanied by close family members, friends, and doctors. In 2018, according to the family, the 88-year-old retired politician had been admitted to the Nairobi Hospital after he tripped and fell in his Loresho home, after treatment he was discharged but later re-admitted to the hospital’s intensive care unit after developing chest complications.
He has also been treated in South Africa.
The former minister, who held various portfolios under the Kenyatta, Moi, and Kibaki governments, retired from active politics after losing the Nyaribari Chache seat to Robert Monda in the 2007 election.
He recently emerged as one of the leading shareholders of NCBA Group with 8.6 million shares worth about Sh300 million. The businessman, politician, former chief secretary and former head of civil service has a 0.57pc stake in NCBA.
Mr. Nyachae joined politics and was elected MP in the 1992 General Election, a position he served in for 15 years. he finally retired from active politics after losing the Nyaribari Chache seat to Robert Monda in the 2007 election.
During his tenure in politics, Nyachae held plum positions in late Jomo Kenyatta, Moi, and Kibaki governments serving in various ministries, among them agriculture, finance, roads, and energy.