Glowing Tributes Dominate Fallen Ex-Minister Nyachae's Requiem Mass
Nyachae will be laid to rest next week on Monday, in an event that his family has maintained that will be a private affair only for the family members and the invited only.
Various leaders gathered today at the St Maxwell SDA church Nairobi, in remembrance of former minister Simeon Nyachae who died recently.
The occasion was graced by various leaders who had arrived for the mass ahead of Nyachae's send-off on Monday 15th February 2021.
Led by the Orange Democratic Movement [ODM] party leader Raila Odinga, politicians among other leaders took time to recall who Nyachae was when he lived.
President Kenyatta's speech was read in his absentia by the Health Cabinet Secretary [CS] Mutahi Kagwe describing Nyachae as a historical titan.
Raila Odinga on his part described the fallen ex-minister as a patriot whose contribution was unforgettable. Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang'i observed how close his working relationship with Nyachae was, such that the late called him a 'son'.
Former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka added that Nyachae was always available to advise on matters regarding politics. Musalia Mudavadi noted how Nyachae was a no-nonsense guy when it came to working.
Nyachae's children also remembered him as a father who tolerated no indiscipline and always believed that failure to cane a child was a ticket to spoiling the kid.
Nyachae died on February 1st, with his family having already confirmed that he was ailing from cancer that even saw him being flown to the United Kingdom.
The late had been busy in politics between 1992 and 2007 at one serving as Nyaribari Chache MP for one and half decades.
In 2002 he ran for the presidency before losing it to Mwai Kibaki who won with Uhuru Kenyatta becoming position two in the race.
He then left politics in 2007 to pay attention to his family and business matters.