– Four foreign elections experts were on Friday, August 4 arrested and deported
– The four had been hired by NASA to help them during the August 8 elections
– James Orengo says the alliance believes that same people who raided NASA offices are the same people who arrested the foreigners
The National Super Alliance (NASA), through Senator James Orengo have accused the government of arresting an deporting four foreign elections experts who had been hired by the alliance.
Speaking in press conference on Saturday, August 5, 2017, the Siaya Senator revealed that the four, who have expertise in election matters had arrived in Kenya as special ‘friends of NASA’ to aid the alliance in the August 8 polls.
TUKO.co.ke has learnt that the four foreign citizens were arrested by police officers on Friday, August 5, 2017, while in their houses in Westlands, Nairobi.
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Orengo revealed that the foreigners included one Canadian, an American and two Ghanaians.
According to Orengo, the foreigners were bungled into the back of a waiting vehicles and driven to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
‘’We don’t know where they are and we fear they could be deported by these people. They were picked from their houses.’’Orengo said during the press conference.
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The Siaya Senator added that the alliance believes that the people suspected to be police officers who raided NASA offices on Friday, August 5, 2017 are the same people who arrested their ‘friends of NASA’.
The deportation of the two foreigners has been confirmed by the US embassy through its official Twitter account.
“American and one Canadian detained [on] Aug 4. They’re safe and departing Kenya.” read part of the US embassy’s tweet.
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