Former cabinet secretary Hon Joseph Nyaga is DEAD in what is suspected to be COVID-19 related complications at the Nairobi hospital
Born Joseph William Nthiga Nyagah, at Embu on January 6th, 1948, he was the first born son of veteran politician late Jeremiah Mwaniki Nyaga, effectively a member of DYNASTY club.
Nyagah was a member of the then ruling Kenya African National Union and a minister in President Daniel Arap Moi’s office until quitting both the ministry and the party in the run-up to the 2002 general election. He contested for his re-election in Gachoka Constituency on National Rainbow Coalition.
He was a member of Orange Democratic Movement’s ‘Pentagon’ in the lead up to the 2007 general election, a group that vanquished Kibaki only to be saved by the Electoral Commission of Kenya (later IEBC) led by Kivuitu.
He studied Bachelor in Economics and Political Science at the University of Nairobi (1970). He also holds a Masters degree in Management (Finance and Management option) at the prestigious (Ivy League) Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, Evanston, and Chicago, Illinois, USA. where he was among the notable African alumna.
He later worked with The First National Bank of Chicago, under its First Scholar Program. Some of the places he worked were; Kenya Bus Service, Murdock, McRae and Smith Accountants and British American Tobacco Kenya Limited.He also worked as a banker for 10 years (1973-1983). During this period, Hon Nyaga worked with The First National Bank of Chicago (part of today’s JP Morgan and Chase Bank, New York).
He is the chancellor of the Cooperative University of Kenya.