The Star (Nairobi)

17 December 2012

Kenya: Kangema MP Riled By Uhuru Travel Sanction

KANGEMA MP Tirus Ngahu has criticised a travel ban by some countries on TNA leader Uhuru Kenyatta. Speaking during a public rally in Kangema town Ngahu told off the US and Britain for "interference in Kenyan internal affairs".

"Some International states are interfering in Kenya's internal affairs and we want to tell them to respect our sovereignty," he added.

The lawmaker also said some foreign countries want to impose leaders on Kenya adding that telling voters not to elect some candidates is a reincarnation of colonialism.

Ngahu said the voters should be left free to choose their leaders without any undue international pressure. "We are the people to decide who will be our next president and not the foreign countries and they should respect that," he added.

The MP urged the voters to look for the presidential candidate who is the best suited to lead them. He also said Kenya should only work with nations that believe in democracy and respect the will of the people.

"This country should only work with the nations who respect our internal democracy and the choice of leadership we make failure to which the country should cut links with such states who fail to hounour that," said Ngahu. Uhuru is considered one of the frontrunners in the race for the presidency after Kibaki's retirement.

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