Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi has given a detailed explanation of how phone calls between the Director of Immigration Alex Muteshi, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi, and President Uhuru Kenyatta sealed their fate of not traveling to Uganda on Monday. Speaking to the media from his Kapsaret home, Sudi explained President Uhuru Kenyatta was directly involved in the saga which hit the headlines and roused different reactions from different Kenyans.
”Óur first trip to Tanzania was blocked by State House. So we decided to go to Uganda instead of the Tanzania trip. So on our way to the airport, I received a call from the immigration department that we cannot travel. That our passports were not stamped. I informed the DP, and told him I was informed he was to call the Director of Immigration to approve the stamping of our documents,” the MP said.
Upon receiving the information, DP Ruto swung to action and immediately called the Director of Immigration who said he was directed by CS Matiangi not to give the DP clearance of travel. Outraged, Ruto gave the Interior CS a call, which went unanswered but Dr. Matiangi called back a few minutes later, saying he had no idea of what was going on but asked Ruto to call the Head of Civil Service Joseph Kinywa to elaborate further.
”Dr. Matiangi called after five minutes. Our boss asked him when was he required to seek clearance to travel out of the country and what was going on. CS Matiangi defended himself but he did not know the Director-General had mentioned his name,” Sudi continued, ” The DP then called the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua who said he was calling President Uhuru for a response.”
Dr. Kinywa would call President Uhuru five times, and according to Sudi, the calls went unanswered forcing William Ruto’s entourage to go back to Karen.