Kenya’s interior minister dies in hospital

Jul 9, 2017 1:32 AM

Joseph Nkaissery, Kenya’s interior minister, is dead.

According to Reuters, Joseph Kinyua, Kenya’s chief of staff and head of public service, confirmed this in a statement on Saturday.

He said Nkaissery died on Saturday while receiving treatment in a Kenyan hospital.

“It is with deep sorrow and shock that we announce the sudden passing on of Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery,” the statement read.

“Nkaissery passed on at Karen Hospital in Nairobi a few hours after being admitted for a check-up,”

No further details were given regarding the minister’s death.

His death is coming a month before the country’s next general election.

On August 8, Kenyans will be choosing their next president, legislators and local representatives.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is running against Raila Odinga, his long-time rival and veteran opposition leader.


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