Grief has engulfed the entire Kajiado County following the unexpected death of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery early this morning.
At his rural Bissil home, Kajiado Central sub-county, members of the Maa community who spoke to the Star said they are yet to come to terms with the news of their leader's demise.
Nkaissery, 67, died a few hours on Saturday morning after being admitted at the Karen Hospital.
Head of public service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the sudden death in a statement to the newsrooms on Saturday.
“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden death of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery, the country will be updated as more information becomes available," the statement read.
On Friday, Nkaissery accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta at Uhuru Park grounds for the Saba Saba prayers before holding a series of meetings at his Harambee House office in the afternoon.
According to a family source at the minister’s home in Karen, Nkaissery went to bed unusually early on Friday after he complained of “fatigue”.
He had briefed his security detail that he would be waking up early to attend to a “small” issue at Ngong veterinary research institute.
The CS was scheduled to address a stalemate between the police and members of Keek-Onyokie herders.
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