We’re not involved in arrest, extradition of Kanu — Kenya


The Kenyan Government has denied involvement in the arrest and extradiction to Nigeria of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Wilfred Machage, made the denial when he spoke with newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

The family of Kanu had accused the Kenyan Government of assisting its Nigerian counterpart with the arrest and extradition of the leader of the proscribed IPOB.


But Machage told newsmen: “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 concerted 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.”

Machage said the government and people of Kenya were also disturbed, dismayed and astonished by the unfortunate statement on this alleged arrest in Kenya, which was carried in one of the national dailies.

He added: “The Government of Kenya is particularly appalled by the spurious, derogatory and libelous mention of our dear President on this matter as has been reported.

“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.”


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