Simeon Nyachae Biography

Simeon Nyachae was born on 6 February 1932  and he died on 1 February 2021. Simeon was a Kenyan politician and government minister from Kisii County. He was also a successful businessman and entrepreneur with profitable investments inside and outside of Kenya.

Simeon Nyachae Age

He was born in Nyaribari, in Kisii County on 6 February 1932. Simeon was born to the then powerful colonial chief, Musa Nyandusi. He died on 1 February 2021 at the age of aged 88.

Simeon Nyachae Family

Simeon Nyachae’s family included four wives and over 20 children. In April 2018, Nyachae tripped and fell at his home in the Loresho neighborhood in north-west Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. He was initially admitted to Nairobi Hospital for one week. When he did not recover as completely and as fast as expected, he was airlifted to London, in the United Kingdom. He died on 1 February 2021 at the age of 88.

Simeon Nyachae Wife

Nyachae is married to four wives Martha Mwango married in 1957, Druscilla Kerubo married in 1955, Esther Nyaboke was married in 1954 but she died in August 2016, Sylvia Nyachae, and Grace.

Simeon Nyachae photo
Simeon Nyachae photo

Simeon Nyachae Children

Simeon Nyachae and his four wives have over 20 children. Charles Nyachae (eldest)-The most recognized of the Nyachae children. He is a UK trained lawyer. Leon Nyandusi (architect, England), Moses Nyandusi (accountant, England), Angela, Esther, Eric, Pauline and engineer Lee Nyachae (of Lee Construction), Lawyer Michael Nyachae
Judy Nyachae- Export Processing Zone board, Kenneth Nyachae-Kenya Civil Aviation Authority board, Wanjiku Nyachae daughter of Grace Wanjiku-Sansora Group.

Simeon Nyachae Education Background

In 1941, he attended Nyanchwa Seventh-day Adventist School, and in 1947, he joined Kereri Intermediate School. In 1949, he joined Kisii Government African School but in 1953, just a year before he sat for the then Ordinary Level School Certificate, he withdrew from the school and was employed at his father’s chief’s camp as a district clerk in 1954. He later attended Torquay Academy and Churchill College, Cambridge, both in the United Kingdom.

Simeon Nyachae Career

Nyachae was arguably one of the richest and most prominent personalities from Kisii County. Being the richest man in the county enabled him to gain political power and influence. His election to parliament in 1992 in Nyaribari Chache Constituency was instrumental in his entry into the Moi government as a powerful cabinet minister first for Agriculture, then in 1998 for Finance.

In 1999 he fell out with Moi and resigned from the government after having been moved to the less influential ministry of Industry. He also left Kenya African National Union (KANU) to join the opposition FORD People, by then only a small party with some roots in Central Kenya and three deputies in parliament.

Simeon Nyachae Business

He runs a chain of businesses ranging from agriculture, banking, real estate, transportation, and manufacturing based in all major cities in Kenya including Narok, Kisii, Kericho, Sotik, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nyeri, and Nairobi.

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