The mystery surrounding the deaths of former Cabinet Secretaries, George Saitoti and Joseph Nkaissery raises a million questions.
Until today, nobody knows what transpired into the death of the late George Saitoti and his assistant, Orwa Ojode.In 2012 the two prominent personalities died at Ngong forest through a tragic plane crash. Moments after the death, samples were collected from the scene and the government promised to leave no stone unturned.
Up to now, Kenyans are waiting to know the cause of the plane crash, raising more questions than answers.
It is now a day since the immediate Cabinet Secretary for Security died and the government, including other detectives are busy collecting samples from crime scenes. The government promises to reveal to Kenyans what Killed Nkaissery as soon as yesterday-we ‘ll wait to know.
The Standard Today wrote:”This revelation comes as officials at Karen Hospital, which is less than 2km from his home, contradicted the government’s theory that the CS died while being treated at the institution, saying he was already dead when he was brought in. “Doctors don’t just assume that somebody is dead, they have to try and resuscitate,” said Dr James Mageria, the hospital’s spokesman. “I have seen stories elsewhere that he died while being treated, but let me confirm to you that they are untrue,” he said, further raising the mystery on why and how the Cabinet Secretary died. A source at the hospital said a ‘code blue’ was not raised as per the procedures of the facility whenever a patient is brought in while in critical condition. “There was no alarm, people didn’t even know that we had an emergency until this morning,” said the source. In medical terms, a code blue refers to an emergency situation announced in a hospital or institution in which a patient is in cardiopulmonary arrest, requiring a team of providers to rush to the specific location and begin immediate resuscitative efforts. Before going home, Sunday Standard has gathered that the CS passed by the Bomas of Kenya Lounge where he was a regular customer and held a brief meeting with some people. The identity of the people he met is still unknown, but sources say among them were his relatives. “He usually has a glass of wine or two when he comes here, meets some people then goes home,” said an employee at the Lounge. “On most days he watches the news here, but on Friday he did not.” It is said President Uhuru Kenyatta called the CS when he was still at the Lounge, shortly before he left for home, saying he needed to watch the news. Yesterday, the Head of State confirmed that he talked to the CS at around 9.30pm. Many theories “I personally have lost a friend, a colleague, whom as late as yesterday we spent part of the day praying together for peace for this country, whom as late as 9.30pm last night we were discussing issues pertaining and relating to peace, to unity in this country,” said the president. “Indeed, on one of his last moments, we spent discussing his great passion, which was Kenya’s preparedness for the Junior Athletics (IAAF U18 Championships) that is supposed to commence in the next few days.”
Now, looking at the two deaths, Saitoti and Nkaissery, there are several dots which are yet to be filled.Saitoti died on June 10, 2012 at Ngong, Kenya, a few months into the 2013 general election. Five years later, Nkaissery died under mysterious circumstances. His death occurred exactly a month into the 2017 elections and a few metres from where the plane that killed Saitoti crashed.
In 2012 Saitoti’s star was rising and he had prepared to take over from Mwai Kibaki through a coalition with other parties.Saitoti was the highest ranking Maasai politician and he stood a chance of becoming the fourth president of Kenya. In 2017, Nkaissery was the most powerful Cabinet Secretary and the Maasai Kingpin, he was to ensure Maasai votes were under one basket. The two leaders never lived to see their dreams come true.
The Maa community is now at crossroads, with highly placed leaders fearing to take the mantle. A series of meetings held at various locations to identify Maasai spokesman have not yielded fruits-several of them have refused to take up the risk of becoming the kingpin. What is really killing our leaders? What’s the question each one of them is asking.