IN PICTURES: Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery who died on Saturday morning

July 8, 2017 (3 weeks ago) 6:50 am
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Nkaissery with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho and Inspector General Joseph Boinnet on February 1, when the Head of State commissioned the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC). Photo/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery standing next to President Uhuru Kenyatta on September 7, 2016. PHOTO/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery on this October 11, 2016 photo during the signing of the MoU between Kenya and South Africa aimed at enhancing regional and continental security witnessed by President Kenyatta and his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma. Photo/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery during the passing out parade of the Kenya Prisons Service on October 6, 2016. Photo/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery chairing a meeting attended by representatives from the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). Photo/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery during bilateral talks and signing of agreements between Kenya and Israel at State House on July 5, 2016. Photo/INTERIOR MINISTRY.
Nkaissery’s last public function at Uhuru Park, Nairobi when he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta at the National Prayer Service. Photo/PSCU.

, NAIROBI, Kenya JULY 8 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery died on Saturday morning aged 68.

He passed on at the Karen Hospital where he had been rushed for a medical check up, according to State House.
“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Retired General Joseph Nkaissery,” said Joseph Kinyua, the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service who issued a statement.

“He passed on after being admitted for a check-up,” he added, “The country to be updated as more information becomes available.”
There were no immediate details on the cause of his death.

Nkaissery’s death, coming exactly a month to the General Election set for August 8, is a big blow to the nation due to the critical role he was playing in strategizing with top security chiefs to ensure a peaceful election.

Nkaissery was a Member of Parliament until 2014 when he resigned to take up President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointment as Interior Cabinet Secretary to replace Joseph Ole Lenku who was unceremoniously dismissed in the wake of increased insecurity in the country.

He joined politics in 2002 when he retired from the military at the rank of Major General, having served for 29 years.

He was then elected Member of Parliament in 2007, and was later appointed Assistant Minister for Internal Security by former President Mwai Kibaki in 2008-2013.

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