, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 – The government has set up a website at www.nkaissery.or.ke where Kenyans can follow funeral and burial arrangements as well lodge their tributes for the late Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
Even with this, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu has urged Kenyans to be sensitive as they seek answers over the sudden death.
Mailu, who is chairing the burial joint committee, has raised concerns over what he terms as alarming statements over the death, causing unnecessary tension.
“We have noted with great concern the presence of alarming statements, that have heightened tensions unnecessarily in the country both in social and mainstream media,” he said.
“Some of these comments have not only infringed upon the memory of the departed but also greatly distressed family, friends, and relatives who are already mourning.”
His burial is on Saturday but it will be preceded by a memorial service on Thursday at the Nairobi Baptist Church.
A report by pathologists indicates that the late CS suffered an acute heart attack after a blood vessel to the heart was compromised.
There was no evidence of foul play.
The post-mortem was conducted by the government pathologist in the presence of two family pathologists, two family doctors, the family lawyer and a family member.
Dr Byakika Bissie, the family pathologist told journalists that Nkaissery “suffered an acute fatal heart attack as a result of a compromised blood vessel to the heart.”
The pathologist explained that “he had a sudden onset fatal heart attack. This arose because one of the major blood vessels supplying the wall of his heart was severely compromised and could only allow a very small volume of blood to pass through it, resulting in the heart area that is supplied to undergo death. Because of this, the electronic activity of the heart was compromised and death ensued.”
According to the family doctor Charles Kariuki, the condition was caused by “in most common situations, the sudden occlusion of an already narrowed artery usually due to a tiny blood clot.”
Such conditions, he said, are likely to attack older people, more so males.
The condition, according to the pathologists, can also be caused by blood pressure and other lifestyle related diseases.