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Farmer, 53, claims Nyachae is his father

10 September 2015, 16:53 Geoffrey Olukya

Nakuru - A livestock farmer from Narok County wants meet former cabinet minister Simeon Nyachae to know if he is his biological father.

Njagu Lesoit, 53, from Nairegi Enkare area told News24 on Thursday that he has been in dilemma for the last 12 years after he was told the former minister was his father.

He said there is a time a respected Maasai elder told him his real father is Nyachae.

“The elder told me that Nyachae used to visit the home of the former Internal Security Minister Justus ole Tipis, who happen to be my step-father and I think that is place where my mother met with Nyachae,” said Lesoit.

Lesoit said he was brought up by Peter Lesoit, his step-father who died four years ago, and he had been calling him a ‘Kisii’.

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“I did not understand why he used to call me that name but thought that maybe it's because my father is from that community as claimed by some people. The good thing about my step father is that he blessed me before he died,” he said.

Lesoit added that many a times he had been turned away from meetings organized by the Maasai community ‘just because I am a Kisii’.

“What shocked me most was when the local people started calling me 'Nyachae' and 'Kisii'. Many people have been telling me that I look like the Nyachae family, more so Charles,” remarked Lesoit.

When asked why he has not taken a bold step to ask her mother about his biological father, Lesoit said that according to the African culture, he is not allowed ask the mother such a question.

He said he tried to seek audience with the former minister and his elder son Charles Nyachae, who is currently the chairman of the Constitution Implementation Commission, but in vain.

“I now want to know if there is any chance that Nyachae is my dad. I have tried to reach them at their homes several times only to be turned away by the security guards because I don’t have appointment with them,” he said.

The farmer noted that he would be the happiest man in the world if the former minister happens to be his father.

“I am not interested in money but what I need is the blessing from Mzee Nyachae if he indeed is my father,” said Lesoit.

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