Queries raised after Roselyne Akombe is detained at airport

IEBC commissioner Roselyn Kwamboka speaks as other commissioners listen at the Bomas of Kenya on August 10, 2017. She was blocked from travelling to the US for more than 10 hours. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Dr Akombe was reportedly prevented from boarding a KLM flight to New York on Tuesday night.

  • It took the intervention of the US embassy in Nairobi to have Dr Akombe released from custody.

  • IEBC confirmed the detention of Dr Akombe but appeared to downplay the incident, terming it “a delay”.

  • Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka said it was a requirement for a public officer to get clearance from Mr Kinyua before travelling out of Kenya.

Questions are being raised as to why top electoral agency commissioner Roselyne Akombe was temporarily detained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


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