Leaders from across the political divide yesterday urged the government to “leave no stone unturned” in the endeavour to find out the cause of the death of Interior Cabinet secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
At Nkaissery’s Kajiado home, where hundreds of mourners gathered for prayers, National Transport and Safety Authority director Francis Meja, former Kajiado Central MP David Sankori, Kajiado South MP Katoo ole Metito and a host of community leaders called on residents to keep their calm as security officers work to unveil the cause of death. Meja also called on residents not to speculate the cause of the matter, terming it a move likely to interfere with legal procedures of investigating the death.
And the National Super Alliance (Nasa) co-principal Musalia Mudavadi asked the government to carry out thorough investigations into the cause of death. In a statement sent to newsrooms yesterday, Mudavadi said the Nasa fraternity held the late CS Nkaissery in high esteem.
“We hope the promised speedy investigations by the government take off, are genuine and will not be marred in deliberate mix-ups that could lead to cover-ups,” he said.
He said the country and Nkaissery’s family stand to benefit from knowing how “such a healthy person” could die in a matter of hours. “We hope his death was natural and not by the sleight of hand by evil forces intent on destabilising the country, especially during this election period.”
Mudavadi praised late minister, saying despite their various run-ins with him over his abrasiveness he was a great leader who had passion in public service. “We know he had deep belief that public service was a duty and calling. His military training also instilled in him a high sense of discipline and patriotism for the motherland,” he said.