The Late Nkaissery’s Children Mourn Their Dad Saying ‘He Loved Chocolates and Vanilla Ice Cream’

The late Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery was mourned yesterday at a requiem mass held at the Nairobi Baptist Church.

The Cs’s children Andrew Kasaine Nkaissery, Beatrice Siopot, Soila Nkaissery and Mumeta Ole Nkaissery left mourners holding back tears when they eulogized their late dad.

His son Andrew delivered an emotional address remembering how his dad treated his mother like a gentleman should and said it was one of the things he liked about his father.

“You are a classy guy but in an interesting way. You thought modern day men were nuts with all the lotions and deodorants but you still like Calvin Clark shoes. He liked chocolates, wines and his customary one scoop of vanilla ice cream.”

Nkaissery will be laid to rest on Saturday.

Here are his Children:

1.Andrew Kasaine Nkaissery

2.Soila Nkaissery

3.Beatrice Siopot

4.Memuta Ole Nkaissery

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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Sh20 million bounty placed on al Shabaab terrorist linked to Garissa attack

Kenyan security agencies have offered a Sh20 million reward for information on an al Shabaab terror suspect allegedly behind the Garissa University attack.

The authorities circulated a picture of Mohamed Mohamud aka Dulyadin aka Gamadheere on suspicion that he masterminded the attack.

They are seeking information that may lead to his arrest. “Seen this man? Report to the security agencies through the numbers provided: NPS hotline 020 2199151, APS HQ hotline 0702 432877,” the Interior ministry said in a Twitter post of Mohamud’s picture.

Mohamud, who is from Garissa, is the al Shabaab’s Jabha leader for Juba region, Somalia, currently in charge of external operations against Kenya. It is not clear if he has been to Kenya of late, but this is the second time a bounty has been placed on his head.

Last December, a Sh2 million offer was issued for him and another suspect, Ahmed Iman, who is from Majengo, Nairobi.The two are allegedly responsible for several terror attacks in the country.

At least 14 people were killed and scores wounded when gunmen raided the university at about 5.30am on Thursday. Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery said 280 out of 815 students have been accounted for, as reported by the National Disaster Operation Centre.

NDOC did not say how many are still trapped in the campus where attackers are holding hostages and battling security agencies. The al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack as security agencies sealed off the campus in efforts to flash them out.

Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab, its military operations spokesman, said it was holding many Christian hostages inside. “We sorted people out and released the Muslims,” he told Reuters. “Fighting still goes on inside the college.”