Government's Response on Blocking Kalonzo From Travelling Out of Kenya

The government has responded to claims that the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential candidate Raila Odinga and running mate Kalonzo Musyoka will need State House clearance to travel out of the country.

Speaking on Thursday, Spokesman Eric Kiraithe dismissed the claims made by Odinga, who had earlier alleged that the Wiper leader was temporarily blocked from travelling to Uganda.

Kiraithe, who was speaking shortly after Odinga's statement, termed the claims as manufactured.

Earlier in the day, the NASA leader stated that Musyoka was blocked at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) while travelling for a Friday graduation ceremony at Uganda Technology and Management University.

Musyoka, who was accompanied by co-principal Moses Wetangula, is said to have been blocked at the airport where the authorities allegedly attempted to bar them from travelling.

Odinga condemned the move saying that it is indicative of a serious decline of the political situation in the country.

"They (the orders) point to a resurgence of the old order, with the Executive giving itself powers that do not exist in our laws.

"NASA condemns this latest infringement on the freedoms and liberties and the harassment of its top leadership," the NASA leader declared.

According to Odinga, airport authorities have been instructed to ensure that the two leaders have clearance from the House on the Hill before leaving Kenya.

"The (airport) authorities have disclosed that henceforth Hon. Musyoka and I, the NASA candidate, will need clearance from State House before leaving the country," Mr Odinga revealed in a statement to newsrooms.

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