Former Minister for Finance and Kisii kingpin Simeon Nyachae has passed on at Nairobi hospital.
Nyachae who was MP for Nyaribari Chache served as Minister for Agriculture and then Minister for Finance during the Daniel arap Moi regime.
During Mwai Kibaki tenure Nyachae served as Minister for Energy and later Minister for Roads.
The politician and businessman who was in his late 80s had been ill for some time forcing him to stay away from public limelight.
He was one of the powerful politicians from Kisii community.
He had five wives and 20 children: his first wife Esther died in August 2016 after battling a long illness.