Uhuru honours pledge to Nkaissery’s widow
President Uhuru Kenyatta appears to have moved fast to honour the late Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery.
As president Kenyatta led the entire government in eulogizing the Interior CS during his requiem mass at the Nairobi Baptist Church on July 14, what they did not tell the nation is that they had on the same day appointed his widow Hellen to chair the Ushanga Kenya Initiative Steering Committee.
Ushanga is a Jubilee government flagship project that seeks to empower women in pastoral areas involved in beadwork by transforming their art into an income generating venture.
“This will be done through mobilization of the women into organized groups, provision of infrastructure and facilitating access to mass and nice markets at local, national, regional and international platforms,” read the gazette notice by Tourism minister Najib Balala.
During the burial, President Uhuru Kenyatta told Hellen that she can count on him “not as the president but like a younger brother.”
“Mimi nitasimama na familia yako, nje ama ndani ya serikali. Jua ya kuwa uko na ndugu… tutahakikisha ile mradi mlianza imemalizika.. wale watoto mlikuwa mnawasomesha, tumewasomesha,” he said.
Mr Nkaissery died on July 8 after he collapsed at his home. He was laid to rest at his Bisil Farm in Kajiado on July 15.