The widow of the late Interior Security CS Joseph Nkaissery has recounted the last moments she spent with her husband before he died suddenly on Saturday morning last week.
Mrs Hellen Nkaissery, on Wednesday, explained to mourners who had gathered at her home in Il Bisil Kajiado, how her husband died without uttering a word shortly after they went to bed at around 11pm.
“Friday was just another normal day for the retired General. He left work at around 8 pm and came home where we ate supper, talked and laughed as we have always done. He was in a good mood and even spoke to President Uhuru Kenyatta on phone at around 9 pm. He was very much okay and had not shown any signs of being sick,” she said
She said she was the first to retire to bed before Nkaissery joined her. Moments later, she heard her husband waking up and then a loud noise.
“I heard him waking up and I thought he had gone to the wash room, only to see that he had knocked over a bedside table and fallen down. I struggled to lift him up but he was too heavy and I hurt my back in the process,” explained Mrs Nkaissery.
She then rushed outside and called the security detail who helped her carry him to the car and rushed him to Karen Hospital a few kilometres away where the doctors tried to resuscitate him but it was too late.
The widow called on Kenyans to stop speculating about her husband’s death, saying their family doctor and son were present during the postmortem and her family was satisfied with the outcome of the results
She further appealed to politicians and mourners that she would like that her husband to be accorded a befitting sendoff during his burial on Saturday and she does not want any like any drama and sideshows.
“I am urging all residents to conduct yourselves with respect and decorum as we lay him to rest on Saturday. Everyone is invited here to send their last respects regardless of his party” she added
Last week during a prayer meeting organized at the home, Kajiado Nasa leaders were barred from entering the late CS compound by a group of morans who were manning the gate saying that they were under orders not to let them inside.
Governor David Nkedianye, Kajiado Central legislator Memusi Kanchori and local politician Tarayia Ole Kores were snubbed during the prayer meeting and later blocked from entering the family compound.
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The relationship between the three Kajiado NASA leaders and the late Nkaissery had taken a sour twist after the Nasa team recorded a statement at the Deputy Criminal Investigations office in Kajiado accusing Nkaissery of plotting to eliminate them by saying that Jubilee must win all seats in the county at all costs.
Baringo Senator and Kanu chairman Gideon Moi eulogised the late Nkaissery as an honest and dependable man who was a close friend to his family.
“Nkaissery was an honest man and was very dependable. He was a very good friend to my family. He has left a strong legacy which I hope that we as Kenyans can learn from,” Moi said.
Burial arrangements are at an advanced stage with a buzz of activity on going at his IlBissil home where he will be laid to rest on Saturday. A requiem mass was held Thursday.