Kenya election official stopped from flying to US

2017-08-16 10:31
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Nairobi - Kenyan officials say a top electoral official, among those who oversaw Kenya's disputed presidential election, has been stopped from traveling to the US.

The officials who insisted on anonymity for fear of reprisals said on Wednesday that commissioner Roselyn Akombe was stopped by security agents from boarding a flight to New York late on Tuesday.

Officials say her luggage was offloaded and she was told to seek clearance to travel from the director of immigration.

Opposition leader Raila Odinga has rejected the official results of the presidential election which show he lost to incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta. Odinga claims that the vote was rigged.

Read more on:    uhuru kenyatta  |  raila odinga  |  us  |  kenya  |  kenya 2017 elections  |  east africa
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