Kalonzo, Wetangula briefly blocked at JKIA from travelling to Uganda
The opposition National Super Alliance (NASA) has condemned an attempt by authorities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) to block Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula from flying out of the country.
NASA in a statement signed by its presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga said authorities at JKIA tried to stop Kalonzo and Wetangula from travelling to Uganda where the Wiper leader is to preside over a graduation ceremony at the Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) as Chancellor.
Although Kalonzo and Wetangula were later allowed to travel, the coalition said the authorities disclosed that henceforth Kalonzo and Raila would need clearance from State House before leaving the country.
“These attempts point to a rapid deterioration of the political situation in the country and the emergence of an all-out effort to create an atmosphere of fear. They point to a resurgence of the old order, with the Executive giving itself powers that do not exist in our laws,” the statement read.
“NASA condemns this latest infringement on the freedoms and liberties and the harassment of its top leadership. The attempts to prohibit opposition leaders from leaving the county and to control their movement through State House clearances are illegitimate maneuvers by an increasingly paranoid regime.”
“NASA wishes to inform the Jubilee administration that its leadership does not intend to seek any clearance from State House to travel abroad.”
Raila said the opposition will remain free as a legitimate part and parcel of the Kenyan political land scape and be allowed and enabled to pursue its mandate as an alternative government and voice of the people in line with the Constitution.