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Uhuru offers Hellen Nkaissery new job

President Uhuru Kenyatta assured the family of the late CS that they can count on him in and out of Government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who led the nation in paying tribute to the late Gen. Joseph Nkaisserry, described him as one of the greatest leaders “of our time”.

“I am going to miss a friend, I am going to miss a colleague. I am going to miss walking with a man of passion. I am going to miss walking with a friend who truly cared for me, not just as President, he cared for me as a friend and a fellow human being,” Kenyatta said.

During a memorial service for the late Gen. Nkaisserry at Nairobi Baptist Church, president Uhuru assured the family of  the  CS for Interior that they can count on him in and out of Government.


“I shall always be there for you and your family.” He said.

He reiterated the same during Nkaissery’s funeral ceremony on Saturday which was attended by Kenya’s political and religious leaders, including former Tanzanian Prime Minister Edward Lowassa.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has now offered the widow of former interior CS a state job.

Hellen Nkaissery has been appointed the chair of the Ushanga Kenya Initiative Steering Committee.


Ushanga Kenya Initiative Steering Committee, is an initiative by the Jubilee government to empower women from the pastoral communities earn an income through art work especially bead making and decoration which is popular in Maasailand.

Ushanga Kenya was established by the Ministry of Tourism early this year to market Kenya’s unique breast plates, earrings and bracelets in foreign capitals improving the lives of pastoralist women as well as earn Kenya much needed foreign exchange.

Prior to being appointed, Mrs. Nkaissery was the patron of the Kajiado Central Constituency Milk Project, an initiative that was formed in 2002 and which brought together six women’s groups who wanted to sell their milk to Kenya Cooperative Creameries for a profit and stop the exploitation by middlemen.

Maj.Gen. Nkaisserry, who was until his death the Cabinet Secretary for Interior suffered an acute heart attack on July 8th, was buried at his home in Ilbisil, Kajiado county on Saturday, July 15.


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