BY KORIR JUMA,KAJIADO,15TH JULY 2017-The late interior cabinet secretary Joseph Ole Nkaiserry was laid to rest on Saturday 15th July 2017 at his home in II Bisil in Kajiado county.
President Uhuru Kenyatta,deputy president William Ruto NASA leader Raila Odinga among other people leading the mourners into paying the last respects to the late CS.Others who were present include the opposition leader in Tanzania Edward Lowassa.
Lowasa took the opportunity to appeal to Kenyans to keep peace ahead and after the August 8 elections.He said Kenya is the most developed and economically stable nation within the east African states and therefore urged for peace.He further reminded the country that the elections will come and go but Kenya is here to stay and Kenyans have no any other place to call their own.
The National super Alliance Leader Raila Odinga who also joined mourners said the late cabinet secretary was a good friend of his outside and inside politics.He said on many occasions the two could meet and talk more about how to built the friendship. He added he was his confidant and they talked many things .” When the president asked him to join government, he came & told me ”he said.
Deputy President William Ruto mourned Nkaiserry saying he had left a legacy which mainly was centered to building bridges of unity, peace and friendship among Kenyans.President Uhuru Kenyatta was categorical asking Kenyans not to allow any thing to divide them.He said Kenya will remain, after August 8. ”It has to be peaceful. It has to be secure. It has to be united” he said.
President Kenya also condemned stone throwing ,jeering ,heckling and abuse culture that has characterized campaign rallies in recent day urging supporters of various camps to stop as it will not add a single to the tally of those they support
Others who spoke include several cabinet secretaries, speakers Justin Muturi ,Chief of Defence Forces Samson Mwathethe who urged Kenyans to follow the example of patriotism of putting Kenya first as exhibited by the late former Interior among others.
The late CS Joseph Nkaissery served in the military for 29 years where he ascended to the rank of Major General
He retired in December 2002 after 29 years of military service