Kalonzo Musyoka & Moses Wetangula Blocked from Going to Uganda
Dramatic scene at JKIA
The two Opposition leaders were held momentarily at the airport when they failed to produce clearance documents from State House.
Kalonzo was headed to Uganda where he was to preside at a graduation ceremony of the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) as Chancellor on Friday.
In a statement by NASA presidential candidate Raila Odinga, the duo was later allowed to make their way to Uganda.
Odinga divulged that the authorities told that they would need clearance from State House if they need to get out of the country.
“Although Mr. Musyoka and Sen. Moses Wetangila who accompanied him were later allowed to travel, the authorities disclosed that henceforth Hom Musyoka and I, the NASA candidate, would need clearance from State House before leaving the country,” he said.
The former Prime Minister heavily condemned the action noting that the Executive was giving itself powers that do not exist.
"NASA condemns this latest infringement on the freedom and liberties and the harassment of its top leadership.
"The attempts to prohibit opposition leaders from leaving the country and to control their movement through State House clearance are illegitimate manoeuvres by an increasingly paranoid regime," the statement read in part.
Mr. Odinga emphasized that NASA leaders will not seek clearance from State House before traveling.
This comes days after Head of Civil Service Joseph Kinyua announced that no government official will be allowed to leave the country without clearance by the president.
“This is to notify you that it has been decided, until further advised otherwise, no government official will travel outside the country without clearance by the president,” the letter read in part.
The letter stated that the officials to be affected include Cabinet secretaries, principal secretaries and officers in ministries, chief executive officers of parastatals and their officers and Board of directors.
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