Sad: Postmortem Reveals That Joseph Nkaissery Died Of a Rare HEART ATTACK As Medics Dismiss Foul Play In His Sudden Death

The late Interior CS Joseph Ole Nkaisserry suffered a heart attack, preliminary investigations have revealed.

A postmortem conducted on Monday to determine the cause of Nkaisserry’s death indicated that he suffered a condition known as myocardial infarction.

In medical terms, this kind of heart attack is the irreversible death of heart muscle secondary to prolonged lack of oxygen supply.

Gone Too Soon: Joseph Nkaissery’s Burial Set For Saturday At His Bisil Farm In Kajiado County

This is also known as spontaneous coronary artery dissection heart attack, which is accessioned by the bursting of heart arteries.

Government pathologist Johansen Odour assisted by two specialists seconded by the family and lawyer Maiyan Sankare oversaw the examination.


The autopsy was conducted at the Lee Funeral Home where the late CS is still lying in state.

Nkaissery died on Saturday at Karen Hospital.

Top detectives among them Nairobi DCI chief Ireri Kamwende, Kilimani DCI boss Philis Kanina and Karen DCI boss Joane Njoki together with detectives from homicide unit were also present at the mortuary.

The examination started at around 10.30am and was scheduled to end at 4 pm.


Dozens of family members, state officials from interior ministry frequented the venue as the postmortem was underway.

Doctor Bessie Byaikika said the CS had suffered ruptured arteries of the heart which they attributed to high blood pressure.

The doctors ruled out the possibility of foul play in the CS’s death and said further tests are being conducted to establish the cause of the high blood pressure.












-Kamore Maina and Patrick Vidija

Gone Too Soon: Joseph Nkaissery’s Burial Set For Saturday At His Bisil Farm In Kajiado County

The late Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery will be buried at his farm in Bisil, Kajiado County on Saturday.

The national funeral committee said a memorial mass will be held on Thursday at the Nairobi Baptist Church along Ngong road.

The service begins at 9.30am and is open to the public. Members of the public are advised to be seated by 8.30am.

Committee chairperson Cleopa Mailu – Health CS – said condolence books will be available from Tuesday.

They will be at Harambee House, KICC, the Nairobi Baptist Church and all 47 county headquarters.

Those who wish to pay tribute to the late Cabinet Secretary may sign condolence books at the said venues.


Nkaissery, 67, died at the Karen Hospital on Saturday.

The CS’s family has appointed Saitoti Ole Maika as its spokesperson.

Eight people believed to have come into contact with the late Maj Gen (Rtd) Joseph Nkaissery on Friday have been quizzed by the police.

The waiters and guards at Bomas of Kenya were questioned by detectives from the homicide unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Meanwhile, Nkaissery’s wife Hellen was discharged on Sunday afternoon from the Nairobi hospital a day after she was admitted following the abrupt death of her husband on Saturday morning, after developing high blood pressure.







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It Shall Be Well: Joseph Nkaissery’s Wife Admitted To a Nairobi Hospital After The Sudden Death Of Her Husband

Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery’s wife has been admitted to a Nairobi hospital after the abrupt death of her husband early today.

Hellen Nkaissery was rushed to hospital after developing high blood pressure on receiving news of her husband’s death at the Karen Hospital.

RIP: Shock As Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery Dies Suddenly

Kajiado Central MP Elijah Memusi, however, said Hellen was stable and is being monitored by medics.


The CS, 67, died a few hours after being admitted to the hospital on Saturday morning.

Head of public service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the death in a statement to the newsrooms.

“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden death of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, the country will be updated as more information becomes available,” the statement read.


Senator Moses Wetangula, Senate Minority Leader, Ford Kenya Party Leader and Nasa Co-principal mourned Nkaissery with this message;

I join the rest of Kenya in mourning the death of a statesman, a patriot, a respected leader, a neighbour and my good personal friend Hon Joseph Nkaissery.

Nkaissery was a man with a good heart, he never carried grudges and made friends across the political divide with ease. 

Gen Nkaissery was a consummate soldier who easily transitioned into a skilful politician and spoke his mind openly. 

He will be specifically remembered for his contribution in bringing about security in the country after taking over the Interior Ministry from Hon Joseph ole Lenku. 

With the firmness of a soldier, Nkaissery made changes in the security docket that saw a decline in the wave of terrorist attacks in the country. 

Even as he passes on, it’s without doubt that Hon Joseph Nkaissery has left an indelible mark on the political landscape in Kenya.

As a County, we have lost one of the most illustrious soldiers who even at his advanced age, still worked longwith days and nights to ensure that we are all safe. 

We will miss his experience as a leader and a friend. To his immediate family, I convey my deepest sympathies. I pray that you bear the pain of his passing with fortitude.

To friends and associates, I share in your grief. To the Maa community, I send my heartifelt condolences.




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RIP: Shock As Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery Dies Suddenly

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery is dead.

Nkaissery, 67, died a few hours on Saturday morning after being admitted at the Karen Hospital.

Head of public service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the sudden death in a statement to the newsrooms on Saturday.

“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden death of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, the country will be updated as more information becomes available,” the statement read.

On Friday, Nkaissery accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta at Uhuru Park grounds for the Saba Saba prayers before holding a series of meetings at his Harambee House office in the afternoon.

His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home. The cause of death is still unknown.
Nkaissery served in the military for 29 years where he ascended to the rank of Major General.

He later joined politics in 2002.

In 2007, Nkaissery was elected a member a parliament for Kajiado Central on an ODM ticket.

He served as Assistant Minister for Internal Security in the Grand coalition government between 2008-2013.

In November 2014, President Uhuru appointed Nkaissery as Interior CS to replace Joseph Lenku who was sacked for failing to secure the country following two massacres by the al Shabaab.

Meanwhile, former President Daniel Arap Moi has sent his message of condolence to President Uhuru Kenyatta, his family, people of Kenya and Maasai community at large following the untimely death of Cabinet Secretary-General (Rtd) John Nkaissery.
In his message, the former President said he learned of the death of Nkaissery with shock and disbelief. He described Nkaissery as a man who served this country with exceptional energy and dedication.
Mzee Moi said the cruel hand of death has robbed the country one of her most illustrious sons. He prayed to God to give Nkaissery’s family the necessary fortitude to bear the loss.

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