Jeremiah J.M. Nyagah (November 24, 1920 -April 10, 2008) was elected a member of the pre-independence Legislative Council to represent the present-day Embu, Mbeere Murang'a, Maragua District, Kirinyaga and Nyeri districts in 1958. After Kenya independence he became the member of parliament for Gachoka Constituency until his retirement in 1993 Nyagah was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting, in 1982.
His eldest son Joseph Nyagah is a cabinet Minister in the ministry of coperatives as a nominated MP by the ODM party, and a former member of parliament for Gachoka constituency. Joseph Nyagah is a pentagon member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), a major political party. His eldest daughter is currently an ambassador. His second son Norman Nyagah is the former Member of parliament for Kamukunji Constituency constituency and also the former Govt Chief Whip. His other son Nahashon Nyagah, is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya. He is also survived by a last born daughter called Rachael. His wife Eunice Wambeere Nyagah died on October 29, 2006.