The Government has formed a funeral committee to work with the family of Interior Cabinet Secretary the late Joseph Nkaissery in making arrangements for his sendoff.
According to Joseph Kinyua, Head of Public Service, the committee will be chaired by Health Cabinet Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu.
“The terms of reference of the Committee will be to provide all possible assistance to the family of our departed colleague and to ensure that the Late Cabinet Secretary receives an honourable and dignified sendoff befitting his status as a gallant and true patriot,” Mr Kinyua noted.
The family of the late CS has also appointed Saitoti Ole Maika as the family spokesperson.
President Uhuru Kenyatta called on Kenyans to stay calm as the country waits for a detailed report on the cause of Nkaissery’s death.
“More details will be given out in due course as of circumstances of this unfortunate and untimely death but even as we wait for the results of a postmortem so that we can properly understand the cause of death I ask Kenyans to be calm and united,” President Uhuru stated.
On Saturday, Uhuru led Government officials and the entire nation in mourning the untimely death of Nkaissery.
The Head of State recalled the last moments with Nkaissery on Friday (7/7/17) where they attended a prayer rally at Uhuru Park to pray for a peaceful General Election.
“I personally have lost a friend, a colleague, whom as late as Friday, we spent a good part of the day praying for peace for this country, and whom as late as 9:30 last night were discussing issues pertaining and relating to peace and unity of this country. Indeed in one of his last notes, we spent discussing his great passion which was Kenya’s preparedness for the Junior Athletics that is supposed to commence in the next few days,” Uhuru indicated.
Nkaissery was a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly from 2002 to 2014, when he resigned to take up a position as the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government
He was also a senior elder of the Maasai community.