The family of the late Interior CS, Joseph Nkaissery, yesterday said Governor David Nkedianye and MP Elijah Memusi are welcome to their home.
Family spokesman, Saitoti ole Maika, said on phone the wife of the late CS, Helen Nkaissery regrets what transpired at her home on Sunday when the two leaders were sent away.
“The two are mourners like other Kenyans and are free to attend the funeral on Sunday. Whether their mourning will be genuine or not, that will be between them and their God,” said Maika.
Maika said Helen was away when the two were unceremoniously sent away after the interdenominational church service and that there were no other family members to take control of the situation.
“Helen has clearly said she will not want drama or side shows during the burial of her husband. This is the reason she has scheduled a family meeting tomorrow Wednesday at Bissil home after all her children have arrived from abroad. One of the agenda is the conduct of young morans at the home of the late Minister,” said Maika.
Maika, however, insisted that the issues that played out at the home of the late minister on Sunday had nothing to do with politics but consistent utterances made by Memusi and Nkedianye.
He said the leaders should learn how to manage their speeches in public places at the time like this when the country is mourning a loss of a loved one.
The spokesman claimed the conduct of the two politicians before and after the death of Nkaissery had caused a rift in the community owing to the fact that the late minister and Memusi come from the Maasai Irmokesen clan.
“Former assistant Minister, David Sankori, on Sunday talked to Nkedianye and Memusi at length about the concerns raised by the Matapato morans and some elders, who are close relatives of the late Minister but they did not seem to understand. That was the reason the youth acted angrily to the two,” said Maika.
However, Maika distanced Helen and her children from any blame saying the family cannot be responsible for the feelings displayed by other people on that fateful Sunday.
He advised Nkedianye and Memusi to visit the home when Helen is around from Wednesday because the lady has no personal issues with the two.