Security Minister Joseph Nkaissery dies in Nairobi

Live: President Uhuru Kenyatta set to issue a statement on Interior CS Nkaissery's death

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery is dead.

The CS died at Karen Hospital, a few hours after he was admitted for check-up.

Chief of Staff and Head of the Public Service Joseph Kinyua confirmed the news in a statement early on Saturday.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery (third from left) during a prayer event at Uhuru Park on July 7, 2017. PHOTO | COURTESY

"The country will be updated as more information becomes available," Mr Kinyua said.

Sources close to Mr Nkaissery said he went to Karen Hospital on Friday evening after leaving Uhuru Park where he accompanied President Uhuru Kenyatta at a prayer event

Friends and relatives at the Lee Funeral Home. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO

"He actually looked okay but he said he needed to go to hospital as he was not feeling well," the source said.

His body has been moved to Lee Funeral Home.

President Kenyatta picked Mr Nkaissery from the opposition to head the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government on December 2, 2014, to replace Joseph Ole Lenku.

Former Internal Security Minister Joseph Ole Lenku arrives at Lee Funeral Home. PHOTO | STELLA CHERONO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

Before that, he was the member of parliament for Kajiado Central constituency on an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ticket.