Who Eliminated Joseph Nkaissery Ahead of 2017 Elections?

The Cabinet Secretary for Internal Security, Joseph Nkaissery, is dead. According to State House, the CS died at Karen Hospital on Saturday morning after being admitted for check-up for an unknown ailment.

“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing-on of Interior CS Retired General Joseph Nkaissery,” said Joseph Kinyua, the Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service who issued a statement.

“He passed on after being admitted for a check-up,” he added, “The country to be updated as more information becomes available.”

Nkaissery was one of the top security bosses who have been planning to use armed security forces to brutalize Kenyans in what has been classified by the government as “Hot spots”. What has been disturbing is that 17 out of the 19 designated “Hot spots” are NASA strong-holds.

After he left ODM to take up his position as Chief of Security, Nkaissery turned against his former boss, Raila Amolo Odinga. The deceased was the key architect of the “Monday tear-gas” campaigns during the struggle to send the Hassan-led IEBC Commissioners home. He not only tear-gassed Raila Odinga and other Cord supporters but also allowed his forces to maim and kill Kenyans in a bloody crackdown which shocked the Nation.

As he tear-gassed CORD supporters with impunity using poisonous tear-gas from China which have been banned by the United Nations, CORD leader Raila Odinga likened him to his predecessor, Joseph Ole Lenku, a cook who was elevated to the sensitive security docket soon after Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto were rigged to power by the NIS in April 2013.

Nkaissery will be remembered for deploying armed security forces to Parliament as legislators clashed over amendments to election laws, an amendment which was meant to help Jubilee rig elections on 8th August 2017 by reverting to the manual system of voter identification at polling stations. Raila criticised the CS for the move and told him that security officers and weapons belong to the barracks, not Parliament.

In the run-up to his sudden death, Nkaissery has been calling for the arrest of the NASA Presidential flag bearer, Raila Amolo Odinga, alleging that Raila has been inciting Kenyans in Kajiado to chase Kikuyus away from the Rift Valley. The call for Raila’s arrest was widely condemned by NASA supporters and Kenyans who thought that Nkaissery was being mischievious.

Further, Nkaissery allowed Chiefs and Sub-Chiefs to campaign for Jubilee, a move which was in contravention of the law. He openly took sides in disputes although his mandate was to serve all Kenyans. As chief of Internal security, he allowed security forces to kill suspected criminals on sight in contravention of the law. Throughout his reign, he never brought a single security officer to court to be charged with murder. Instead, he protected and encouraged his forces to kill and murder innocent Kenyans. He has now gone to meet his victims.

Additionally, Nkaissery will also be remembered for being part of the Wagallah massacre in the 80s, a bloody massacre which led to the deaths of over 4,000 Kenyan-Somalis. According to Dr. Oburu Oginga who spoke to The Star Newspaper on 23rd June 2017, “Nkaissery ditched ODM at a time when the Party was demanding for the implementation of the TJRC Report” which has a detailed account of the Wagallah massacre in which Nkaissery allegedly played a leading role. Watch the video and have your say about the Nkaissery assassination theory.

Okoth Osewe

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