A team of pathologists has on Monday (10/07/17) revealed what caused the death of the late Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
Results of a post-mortem showed no evidence of foul play and indicated that Nkaissery died of a heart attack.
According to the family pathologist Dr Byakika Bissie, Nkaissery “suffered an acute fatal heart attack as a result of a compromised blood vessel to the heart.”
The pathologist explained that “he had a sudden onset fatal heart attack. This arose because one of the major blood vessels supplying the wall of his heart was severely compromised and could only allow a very small volume of blood to pass through it, resulting in the heart area that is supplied to undergo death. Because of this, the electronic activity of the heart was compromised and death ensued.”
Charles Kariuki, the family doctor, said the condition was caused by “in most common situations, the sudden occlusion of an already narrowed artery usually due to a tiny blood clot.”
The post-mortem was conducted by the government pathologist in the presence of two family pathologists, two family doctors, the family lawyer and a family member.
Also present during the post-mortem was Nairobi CID Chief Nicholas Kamwende.
The body of the late CS will be laid to rest on Saturday (15/07/17) in his Il Bisil home in Kajiado County.
According to the National Organising Committee that is in charge of the funeral arrangements, there will be a memorial service on Thursday (13/07/17) at the Nairobi Baptist Church on Ngong Road.
Condolence books will be available from Tuesday (11/07/17) at the following venues: 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 the condolence books at the listed venues.
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.