Contrary to allegations of the arrest and extradition to Nigeria of Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya, the country has denied involvement.
Briefing newsmen today in Abuja, Kenya High Commissioner, Amb. DR. Wilfred G. Machage said, the allegation was fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain section of the Nigerian people.
Amb. Machage challenged anyone with facts relating to the alleged arrest in Kenya to present those facts.
He noted that the Kenyan government was particularly appalled by the spurious, derogatory and libelous mention of the name of the President, Uhuru Kenyatta.
In his words, he said: “Welcome to this briefing’s session for members of the media. We invited you this afternoon for this media briefing following the unfortunate allegations of the arrest and extradition to Nigeria of one Nnamdi Kanu.
“I want to address this allegation by denying that Kenya was involved in the alleged arrest in Kenya and extradition to Nigeria of Mr. Kanu To us therefore these allegations are fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain section of the Nigerian people.
“I want to challenge anyone with facts relating to this alleged arrest in Kenya to present those facts. This includes when, where, how and who was particularly involved in the alleged arrest.
“We are also disturbed, dismayed and astonished by the unfortunate statement on this alleged arrest in Kenya which was carried in Today’s Nation newspaper.
“The Government of Kenya is particularly appalled by the spurious, derogatory and libelous mention of the name of our dear President on this matter as has been reported in THE NATION dated 2nd July, 2021.
“I, as the High Commissioner of the Republic of Kenya to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, wish to categorically emphasize that our two countries Kenya and Nigeria have and continues to enjoy cordial diplomatic relations with both the Federal Government of Nigeria and its great accommodating and amiable citizens.
“Kenya is committed to sustain this historical bond of friendship between our two Governments and the peoples of our two countries. We wish to further cement our diplomatic relations with a view to ensure mutually beneficial relations between our two Countries.
“In conclusion, on this case of alleged arrest in Kenya of Mr. Kanu, I wish to categorically state that we are not happy at this ridiculous attempt of dragging the name of Kenya and HE President Uhuru Kenyatta on this matter of arrest and extradition of self-claimed IPOB leader”, he said.