BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,8TH JULY 2017-Various leaders across religious and political divide continue to air their massages of condolences to family members and friends of the late interior CS Joseph Nkaiserry .NAA presidential candidate Raila Odinga mourned Nkaissery, who was initially an Orange Democratic Movement MP before joining Jubilee Party, as dedicated leader.
Speaking in Mombasa, Mr Odinga said his differences with Nkaissery were “political, not personal”.
He called for speedy investigations into the cause of the minister’s death.
Nasa co-principal Moses Wetang’ula described Nkaissery as “a statesman, a patriot, a respected leader, a neighbour and my good personal friend.”
“Nkaissery was a man with a good heart, he never carried grudges and made friends across the political divide with ease.” He said.
He said the fallen CS would be remembered for his contribution in restoring security in the country after taking over the Interior Ministry from Hon Joseph ole Lenku.
“As a county, we have lost one of the most illustrious soldiers who even at his advanced age, still worked long days and nights to ensure that we are all safe,” he said.
Here is what other leaders had to say about the late Nkaissery:
“We are shocked by the sudden death of interior CS Joseph Nkaiseri.
Today is a very sad day for Kenya as we have lost a hardworking and dedicated leader.
On behalf of the Rift Valley Council of Elders,. I wish to pass my heartfelt condolences to the family of General Nkaiseri. It is the decision of the Almighty God which we all must accept.”
Former President Daniel Arap Moi has sent his a message of condolence to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenyans and the Maasai community following the death of Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
In his message, Mr Moi on Saturday said he learnt of the death of Nkaissery with shock and disbelief.
He described Nkaissery as a man who served this country with exceptional energy and dedication.
“The cruel hand of death has robbed the country one of her most illustrious sons,” he said.
Mr Harsama Kello, Kajiado County Commissioner
“A devastating loss indeed. To me he was more of a family friend than a boss. I interacted freely with him beyond the call of duty for the last 8 years as a Ppublic administrator in Kajiado County. This interaction has significantly enriched my experience.
He had called me at around 7.30pm last night, saying he would pick me in Kajiado on our way to a fundraiser in Ngatataek.
My deepest condolences to his family”.
The leader of majority in parliament Adan Duale has also sent his condolences massage saying his dedication to work will be missed by many Kenyans especially this time when the nation is going to the August 8 Elections. Others are Narok governor Samuel Oletunai ,Kajiado central MP Moses Olesakuda among others.
Majority of leaders from Maasai Land who have send their condolences massages also asked the government to ensure that it leaves no stone un turned until the cause of his death is established.