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Kenya: US slaps visa ban on top govt official

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by Invisible, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Invisible

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    Written By:Wangari Kanyongo/BBC

    Another high ranking government official has been banned from stepping on US soil.

    US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said three other officials could also have their visas revoked for opposing reforms in the country.

    While announcing the travel ban, Carson said the US government is closely monitoring the pace of implementation of reforms and will not hesitate to take stern action against government officials it deems are frustrating the process.

    The visiting US envoy said the US will pile pressure on the government until it implements reforms contained in Agenda four.

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    US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson said three other officials could also have their visas revoked for opposing reforms in the country.

    "We are considering similar action with three other government officials," said Carson.

    "We will not do business as usual with those who do not support reforms ... those who support violence," he said.

    Without revealing names, he described the politician as a "senior government official of influence".

    He said the individual had "obstructed the reform process, failed to end the cycle of impunity and has been an obstacle in the fight against corruption".

    Last month Mr Carson sent a letter to 15 officials warning them they faced travel bans if they failed to support the "reform agenda".

    This latest development may well provoke another diplomatic spat between Nairobi and Washington.

    Last month Kenya protested to the US over the latter's audacity to author letters to senior government officials urging them to support the reform process or face serious

    Carson however commended parliamentarians for the rejection of the reappointment of former KACC director Aaron Ringera as well as the recent reforms in the police department terming it as a head start.

    He further advised Kenyans to make their desires clear to the country's leadership and thus can hold them accountable in the fu

    Carson's visit comes ahead of ICC'S Luis Moreno-Ocampo's visit next month.
     
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    Hii Ingefaa sana kwa mafisadi wa Bongo.
     
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    Kwenye hili sakata la visa William Rutto atapona kweli,maana nasikia jamaa mbishi hana mfano.
     
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    Shida ya Wamarekani, kama ukichukua fedha ukapeleka kwao hakuna shida, ukipeleka nchi nyingine watakupiga X.
     
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    Oh yeah...as if bila Marekani hakuna maisha!
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8qn7O0W21o[/ame]
     
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    Walifikiri kwasababu Obama ni Mkenya basi Kenya itakuwa State ya America, lol.
     
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    There are speculations that our Attorney general, Amos Wako is the one who has been slapped with the ban, dude is an anti reformist, very conservative, and has been on that position since I was born. his contribution to the current state of our country is major, we need an overhaul in our system, and the Americans have decided to give as a push to get rid of the big fish in our public offices. these people bag (not pocket) millions of taxpayers money per month for sitting in their big offices and making life tough for ordinary Kenyans by frustrating the drafting of a new constitution and preventing the full implementation of Agenda 4.
     
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    Wakina nani hao walifikiri kwa sababu obama ni 'mkenya' basi Kenya itakuwa state ya America? Kama wamaanisha wakenya basi you are underestimating our intelligence, we aint dumb,.Obama is hard on us because he simply cares for his ancestral home period, dont be naive, there are alot of extremely corrupt nations in Africa where America is conducting its business as normal, no travell bans and all that ish, no threats, but try that in kenya, obama will slap a visa ban on ya azz.
     
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    Mimi sioni tatizo la USA kuweka vikwazo kwa watu ambao kimsingi ni tatizo la kusukuma muafaka kati ya Chama cha Mwai Kibaki na Odinga. Tatazo langu ni kwamba nchi za Magharibi zinajali sana Kenya na Zimbabwe kuliko nchi kama Tanzania. Kuna madudu mengi yamefanywa hapa kwetu na watu wako huru kutembea ulaya na Marekani kana kwamba Tanzania ni shamba la bibi. Nchi za magharibi zinafumbia macho na kuishia kutoa matamko hafifu hususan juu ya ufisadi. Wana double standards.
     
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    Angalia mkuu, wazee wa birthers watakutafuta uwape vyeti wavitumie. Nafikri ingekuwa sahihi kama ingesomeka "Ana asili ya Kenya" au "Baba yake ni Mkenya"- Obama ni Mmarekani mkuu
     
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    Oh yeah..wazee wa birthers wakiiona hiyo mbona watachekelea. Hata Gadaffi aliposema Obama ni mwafrika naona alizidi kuwathibitishia kuwa wanachosema ni kweli! Very funny..Lol
     
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    I agree with your contention that the U.S. government has double standards when it comes to punishing corrupt regimes in Africa; just for a moment look at the magninitude of grand corruption in Tanzania, Kikwete's henchmen completely wiped the central bank and no body threatened the culprits with any visa bans!! We have had Richmond, Radar, Meremeta and many other scams but the U.S. and E.U. governments have not acted the way they do in Kenya. Tanzanians would appreciate if the known corrupt big wigs in Tanzania were stopped from accessing their loot by being denied visas to the U.S. and Europe.
     
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    That time is coming bora the oposition and the civil society keep up the
    pressure. Evidence zozote za ufisadi inabidi waziwasiliwishe ubalozi wa
    Marekani, Dar...with concrete evidence!
     
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    I think Tz is better off, the corruption seen in our public offices is sickening, we have IDPs lounging in tents while a rich public officer diverts 50 Million reserved for the IDPs to his pockets, thats greed beyond measure. Toa kitukidogo is entrenched into every sector that provides service to the public, you cant get arrested in Kenya if you have money, we flout all the traffic rules coz we know once stopped by the traffic cop, i'll only part with two hundred bob then am easy, its that bad.

    You cant get a job if you dont have a Godfather, some of us are self employed, and we have good education which can help the country but they will pay you peanuts if there is no one to push for your welfare, so we prefer to employ ourselves so that we can afford the life we want to live. Its crazy out here, its every man for himself and God for us all, corruption will kill us, its the cancer that's finishing Africa.
     
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    Last month Mr Carson sent a letter to 15 officials warning them they faced travel bans if they failed to support the "reform agenda".

    Does any one of us has names of these officials? or an idea, who are these officials?
     
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    Nenda soma hapa... http://allafrica.com/stories/200909240896.html
     
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    mimi nashangaa sana kuona Tanzania pamoja na uozo huu uliopo lakini Marekani haiuoni, huwa najiuliza kila siku kuna kitu gani kilichopo kati ya Tanzania na Marekani. Tanzania imeoza kila sehemu, sasa sijui Tanzania ipo kwenye Giza kiasi kwamba haya mataifa mengine hawaoni, au serikali ya Bongo inadanganya ukweli inaposubmit report zake, au media ya Tanzania haieleweki wanaposema kuna matatizo ya Corruption na utawala usiofuata sheria? lakini hivo vitu vipo kenya tu---------we angalia Uganda, jamaa hataki hata kuondoka madarakani lakini angalia marekani wanavoisakama Quba kwa sababu ya Caistro tu. Mboana hawa Wamarekani hawaeleweki. AU LUGHA YA MEDIA inatumia hapa kwetu Wamarekani hawaielewi? nina doubt na hii credibility ya serikali ya Tanzania kwa Marekani.

    Bongo kumeoza mpaka mtu unaogopa kuhusu what is gonna happen tomorrow or day after tomorrow, future has become a dim light to many of Tanzanians because of corruptions and theft and embazzlement & extravagancy etc. lakni Kenya ndo wanaonekana. nina utata na hili, some one should put this clear, what is the war behind those walls.
     
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    fyi

    Civil service boss Francis Muthaura, Deputy PM Uhuru Kenyatta and Cabinet Ministers William Ruto, Franklin Bett and Mutula Kilonzo have been given letters from President Barack Obama's Africa advisor, Mr Johnnie Carson.
     
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