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Nkaissery to be buried on Saturday at his Basil home, Kajiado County

According to the chairperson of the Joint Organizing Committee who is also CS Ministry of Health, Dr Cleopa Mailu the burial date has been confirmed by the family. The CS's family has appointed Saitoti Ole Maika as its spokesperson.

By Cynthia Gitaucgitau@kenyafreepress.comMonday, 10 Jul 2017 16:53 EAT

The late Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery.

The burial of the former Interior Cabinet Secretary the late Major General (rtd) Joseph Nkaissery will be held on Saturday 15th July 2017 at his home in Bisil, Kajiado, County.

According to the chairperson of the Joint Organizing Committee who is also CS Ministry of Health, Dr Cleopa Mailu the burial date has been confirmed by the family. The CS's family has appointed Saitoti Ole Maika as its spokesperson.

The Joint Organizing Committee held its first meeting today at Harambee House where they discussed on the way forward and put everything in motion as well as details culminating to the Saturday burial.

“The committee is made up of both Nkaisserry’s family and officials from the government. It will be the one responsible for ensuring that the late Cabinet Secretary is given a befitting send off and it is also the center of all official communication to the public”, said Dr Mailu in a brief to the media.

He announced that there will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, the 13th of July 2017 at the Nairobi Baptist Church along Ngong Road beginning at 9:30a.m with members of the public are advised to be seated by 8.30am.

The CS said the Condolence books will also be available from Tuesday 11th July at the following venues: Harambee House, KICC, the Nairobi Baptist Church and all 47 county headquarters. “Those who will wish to pay tribute to the late Cabinet Secretary, will sign condolence books at the stated venues”, he added.

Major General (rtd) Nkaissery, 67, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Karen Hospital on Saturday.

Meanwhile a postmortem on the body of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery was underway at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi, when we published this story.

Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor is overseeing the procedure that seeks to unravel the puzzle of the sudden demise of the former no-nonsense Interior CS whose demise last weekend shocked many Kenyans.

The postmortem is part of the broad investigations the government has launched to establish the cause of Nkaissery’s death. Several people have been questioned by detectives over the death of the powerful CS.

Elsewhere, calls to stop speculating on the sudden death of the CS continue. The National Council of People Living with Disability David ole Sankok called on Kenyans to stop speculations regarding the cause of Nkaissery’s death.

Mr Sankok says there is need to give investigators ample time to unravel the mystery surrounding the demise of Nkaissery. The general collapsed while at home and was rushed to Karen Hospital and, upon further examination, was pronounced dead on arrival.

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