By Kiplang’t Kirui
A man from Narok East county is seeking the blessings of former powerful Finance Minister and presidential candidate Hon Semion Nyachae as his illegimate son. The man wants to know if His Excellency Simeon Nyachae is his biological father.
Njagu Lesoit, 53, from Nairegi Enkare said he has been in dilemma 12 years after he was told Nyachae was his father.
â€œThere is a time an elder approached me and told me I am the son of the once powerful minister,â€ said Lesoit, who spoke to the a local newspaper in Suswa shopping centre on Wednesday.
“He said Nyachae used to visit the home of former Internal Security Minister Justus ole Tipis, who happened to be
his neighbour before Kenya gained independence. I think that is where my mother met Nyachae.â€
Lesoit said since it was against African culture to ask his mother about his paternity, he opted to contact Nyachae and his eldest son Charles, who is currently the chairman of the Constitution Implementation Commission.
â€œMany people have been telling me that I look like the Nyachae family more so Charles. 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 donâ€™t have an appointment,â€ he said.
â€œI am NOT interested in money but what I only need is the blessing from Mzee Nyachae if he indeed is my father.â€
Lesoit said he was often turned away from meetings organized by the Maasai community “because I am a Kisii”, saying his now deceased step-father Peter Lesoit who raised him, also referred to him as such.
â€œI did not understand why he used to call me by such a name. Maybe it is 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.â€