This is after false reports claiming the statesman had died did rounds online on the night of Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Speaking to kenyagist.com, the veteran politician’s eldest son, who is also a judge in the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Charles Nyachae dismissed the allegations as false, though admitting his father was unwell.
“Mzee is unwell and in hospital receiving care and treatment. The said rumours are unfortunate and untrue,” Charles stated.
Following the circulation of the news of demise online, a section of leaders responded, urging Kenyans to shun the false information and instead pray for the former Finance Minister’s recovery.
South Mugirango Member of Parliament Silvanus Osoro was first to confirm that Nyachae had been admitted at the Nairobi Hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The former Cabinet Minister stayed away from the limelight since his retirement and there had been reports of him battling illness.
In 2018, the Standard reported that Mzee Nyachae had been airlifted to London for treatment.
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