Simeon Nyachae was a prominent politician and a long-term MP for Nyaribari Chache served as Minister for Agriculture and Industrialisation under Moi and later headed the Roads and Public Works docket under the Kibaki administration.
Nyachae in 2002 ran for the presidency on a Ford-People ticket, emerging third after Narc's Mwai Kibaki and Kanu’s Uhuru Kenyatta.
Between 1997 and 2002, Matiang'i worked as Nyachae's secretary. This close relationship exposed him to his mentor's leadership and administrative skills
Dr. Fred Okengo Matiang'i is a Kenyan Cabinet Secretary. He is the current Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security in Kenya. He assumed office on 7 July 2017 on acting capacity after the sudden Demise of Gen Joseph ole Nkaissery, making him hold two cabinet positions concurrently, that is in the ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government and Education, Science and Technology. He took up the full position of cabinet secretary for Internal Security and Coordination of National Government after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January 2018 in the president's second comprehensive cabinet appointments.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was endorsed to be the Kisii community spokesman.
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