I had nothing personal against Nkaissery, says Raila in condolence message [video]

Opposition Chief Raila Odinga has stated that he had nothing personal against deceased Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Nkaissery.

While condoling with the deceased’s family on Saturday, the former Prime Minister and ODM boss said that Nkaissery was a patriot and firm believer of a better Kenya.

Raila explained that though it has been perceived he had personal differences with the CS, he only differed with him politically.

“I had no personal differences with him, we just differed politically and we pray that his soul rests in peace. We will join forces to ensure that the CS is laid to rest accordingly,” said Raila.

He praised the CS’ track record terming him a dedicated leader.

“He fought and has been fighting against the use of small firearms in the country and has been representing the country internationally in security forums.

But the opposition boss took a jibe at Jubilee administration citing that it was hasty to replace him other than sending a condolence message.

However, he said that they want to have results of a postmortem that will be conducted on the CS.

Nkaissery, 67, passed on in the wee hours of Saturday morning at Karen Hospital where he had gone for a check up.

Reports indicate that he collapsed at his house before he was taken ill at the hospital and passed on a few minutes after he was admitted.

His wife, Helen Nkaissery was also taken ill and admitted at Nairobi Hospital. She collapsed after learning of her husband’s death.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto have condoled the family of the late CS.

Retired President Daniel Moi eulogized the late Nkaissery as a dedicate leader who served with great energy.