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Saturday, July 8, 2017

#Kenya security minister dies suddenly just before elections, #Uhuru immediately appoints new one


This is leery!  Gen. Aronda Nyakaima, Minister of Uganda Internal Affairs died suddenly just before elections.
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Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery is dead.
The CS died at Karen Hospital, a few hours after he was admitted for check-up.
Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the news in a statement early on Saturday.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery (third from left) during a prayer event at Uhuru Park on July 7, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY
"The country will be updated as more information becomes available," Mr Kinyua said.
Sources close to Mr Nkaissery said he went to Karen Hospital on Friday evening after leaving Uhuru Park where he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta at a prayer event
Friends and relatives at the Lee Funeral Home.
Friends and relatives at the Lee Funeral Home. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO
"He actually looked okay but he said he needed to go to hospital as he was not feeling well," the source said.
His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home.
President Kenyatta picked Mr Nkaissery from the opposition to head the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government on December 2, 2014, to replace Joseph Ole Lenku.
Former Internal Security Minister Joseph Ole
Former Internal Security Minister Joseph Ole Lenku arrives at Lee Funeral Home. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Before that, he was the member of parliament for Kajiado Central constituency on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.
DAILY NATION
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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed Fred Matiang’i as acting interior secretary to replace Joseph Ole Nkaissery, who has died suddenly.
The replacement was named to avoid a vacuum in leadership as the country prepares to hold elections, Kenyatta said in a televised national address in the capital, Nairobi, on Saturday. Nkaissery, 67, died shortly after being admitted to a hospital in Nairobi, the presidency said in a separate statement.
“This death comes at a critical time in Kenya’s history as we approach a general election,” Kenyatta said. “There shall be no vacuum in securing our country.”
Kenya holds presidential and other elections on Aug. 8. Voting in Kenya is a fractious time for investors because a dispute over the outcome of balloting in 2007 triggered two months of violence that left at least 1,100 people dead.
Matiang’i is currently the cabinet secretary for education.
BLOOMBERG

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