NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 9 – Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery has dismissed reports that he is planning to hold a home-coming party in Kajiado following his appointment as Cabinet secretary.
In a statement, the Ministry’s Spokesperson Mwenda Njoka says there is no such party planned for Tuesday as indicated in one of the local newspapers, accusing those spreading the rumours of malice.
“ The attention of the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Maj-Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery has been brought to a mischievous story appearing on page 3 of today’s Daily Nation newspaper which claims that there is a homecoming party planned for or by him set for tomorrow (Tuesday 10th February 2015)–the Cabinet Secretary wishes to state most categorically that NO homecoming party is planned either by him or any other party known to him,” read part of the statement.
Nkaissery further issued a stern warning to leaders from the region to desist from using his and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name in campaigns to drum up support for their preferred candidates ahead of the March 16 Kajiado Central by-election.
The article had indicated that the planned homecoming was also set to initiate a political warfare where leaders allied to the opposition would be convinced to ‘jump ship’ and join the ruling jubilee coalition.
Nkaissery was appointed to the much coveted position after the firing of his predecessor, Joseph Ole Lenku who had failed to counter the insecurity situation in the country which had led to the loss of hundreds of lives, and deportation of others.