There was uproar from politicians on Monday, August 2 after deputy president William Ruto trip to Uganda was blocked by immigration officers at the Wilson Airport.
Ruto’s trip to Uganda for his private visit was cut short after immigration officers said they got orders from above, not to let the former Eldoret North MP out of the country without clearance from the public service.
It has now emerged that the public service blocked Ruto’s trip to Uganda for his own safety.
This is because a man in his entourage to Uganda has a questionable reputation.
According to Daily Nation, the Turkish national named Aydin has been making trips between Nairobi-Istanbul.
Aydin has raised suspicion from the state due to his frequent travels in and outside the country, hence posing as a possible threat.
This year alone, the man is said to have made 6 trips to Kenya without having a clear mission.
However, the man is not new to William Ruto since he accompanied him on his trip to Uganda on July 5 and later on, they went to Zanzibar.
“On July 5, he departed with Ruto and returned from Sudan on July 7 through Eldoret. On July 23, he departed with the former agriculture minister for Zanzibar and returned on July 24,” the source told Daily Nation.
The blocking of DP Ruto’s trip to Uganda has raised uproar from members of his Tanga Tanga camp, who have accused Uhuru’s government of curtailing his freedom of movement.
When the news of his blocked trip went viral, the deputy president sarcastically laughed it off with a short social media update.
“Isorait….tumwachie Mungu (It alright, lets leave it to God.),” he posted on his social media accounts.
His ally, Kipchumba Murkomen protested the move, saying the DP should not be barred from conducting his private engagements.
“The Deputy President has never ever required any clearance to travel out of the country. There is no law/regulation requiring him to seek clearance before travel for any public or private engagement,
What happened today is a sheer act of impunity&gross violation of the Constitution,” Murkomen wrote on his Twitter page.