Leaders have joined President Uhuru Kenyatta in mourning the death of Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Nkaissery.
The leaders include the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed, who said she had learnt with deep sadness and sorrow of the sudden death of Retired General Joseph Kassaine Nkaissery.
I enjoyed working with the late Minister and recall with fondness, his anecdotal humour. He was always available for consultation, and made our Cabinet engagements such an enjoyable experience, Amina said in a press statement to media houses.
She said that they worked together in perfect harmony and that everyone will notice his absence and mourn his loss.
We will also celebrate the years honoured to serve as his colleagues. On behalf of the staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we share in the pain and grief following this tragic loss. We also affirm our empathy and solidarity with General Nkaissery’s family, friends and fellow compatriots, Amb. Mohammed said.
May God’s comfort and fortitude hold us together during this very difficult time. A life dedicated to the country is preserved in immortal legacy, the CS added.
On his part, the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court, Hon Justice David K. Maraga said the CS Nkaissery’s death as untimely.
We are grateful for the service he rendered to this country in a career spanning close to half a century, first as a distinguished military officer and later as a political leader and Cabinet Secretary, , the CJ said.
Also, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa, in his message of condolence said, the late CS was one of the greatest public servants of our generation and a strong believer in the rule of law. He has left a huge footprint in Kenyan politics and governance, and will be remembered as a staunch protector of the law and an efficient public servant.
Others included the National Council of NGO Chairman Stephen Cheboi, who said the late Joseph Nkaissery served this country as Interior Cabinet secretary with a lot of dedication and commitment for Peace and stability of the country.
Gen. Joseph Nkaisery was indeed a true Kenyan leader, who worked with other stakeholders to ensure that Kenyans lived in peace. He was a true Kenyan patriot, said the statement.
The late Nkaissery’s body is lying at the Lee funeral home, where Kenyans and leaders of all walks of life have been streaming in to mourn and pay their last tribute.
Source: Kenya News Agency