As Kenyans come to terms with the sudden death of former Interior CS Retired Gen. Joseph Nkaissery that occurred on Saturday morning, Karen Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival has ruled out the possibilities of heart attack as the cause of death.
A source from the hospital said that by the time Nkaissery arrived at the hospital he was already dead and denied reports that Nkaissery, who looked full of life at Uhuru Park on Friday during the peace prayers, had driven himself to the hospital.
The source said: “The doctors received the late at around 1am and he was already dead. Since our profession does not allow doctors to assume, they run all the emergency procedures amid efforts to resuscitate him but unfortunately he was already past that,”
“The doctors tried to interrogate her wife but she said the late arrived in the house at around 10pm. Had a little conversation and planned that they would leave the house at around 9am the following day fundraiser in their rural area before they retired to bed at 11pm,” he said.
The 67-year old served in the military for 29 years where he rose to the rank of Major General before he joined politics in 2002.
President Uhuru appointed Nkaissery as Interior CS to replace Joseph Lenku in November 2014.
Nkaissery’s Nairobi home in Hardy Karen and Bomas were two places he visited last before his sudden death have been cordoned off for investigations. Doctors are not ruling out the possibility of having been poisoned.
Meanwhile, President Uhuru has appointed Education CS. Dr. Fred Matiangi to replace Nkaissery albeit in acting capacity.
Late Nkaissery will be raid to rest on Saturday 15th July at his Bisil Home in Kajiado. Condolence books to be availed in all County Headquarters.