Former Cabinet Minister Joseph Nyagah has died at the age of 72.
Nyagah, who served as the Minister for Cooperative Development during Kibaki administration, passed away while receiving treatment at a Nairobi hospital on Friday afternoon.
Unconfirmed reports indicate the veteran politician succumbed to suspected Covid-19 complications.
He was the son of the late Jeremiah Nyagah, a freedom fighter who served in the cabinets of first and second presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel Arap Moi for many years.
In 2017, the former Gachoka MP resigned as President Kenyatta’s adviser to run for president as an independent candidate.
He was part of the formidable Orange Democratic Movement’s ‘Pentagon’ in the lead up to the 2007 general election. Other members of the group were Raila Odinga, Musalia Mudavadi, William Ruto, and Najib Balala.
His death came hours after the passing of Machakos Senator Boniface Kabaka, who died while receiving treatment at the Nairobi Hospital.