Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has sensationally claimed that Deputy President William Ruto was also barred from travelling to Tanzania this week.
Sudi stated that this happened at the height of frustrations targeting the second in command that also resulted in the cancellation of his trip to Uganda on Monday, August 2 2021.
Addressing the press today, August 4, Sudi alleged that Ruto and his entourage was to leave for Tanzania when they were informed that he was not granted clearance to fly out, leaving him grounded.
Sudi told journalists that upon learning this, the second in command changed plans and informed his team they would fly to Uganda and abandon the Tanzania trip for a later date.
But his troubles were far from over as on their way to the airport, the deputy president was notified that his passport would not be stamped.
The Kapseret MP stated that he received a call telling him of their passport woes and the person on the other end asked him to liaise with the DP who would obtain clearance from the immigration department.
“We aborted our mission to Tanzania and when we asked why the trip was cancelled we were told to ask State House. We decided to head to Uganda which was part of our itinerary but on the way to the airport, we learnt that our passports were not stamped because the immigration people were asked not to stamp our passports,” Sudi stated.
“The Director-General of Immigration told Ruto that Matiag’i had asked them not to stamp our passports and the boss called Matiang’i who never answered his calls but he called back later and told him that he did not direct immigration to not stamp their passports,” he added.
Sudi also alleged that in the wake of the developments, the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua was contacted and he informed the DP that efforts to reach the President on the matter were futile.
This left the DP with no option but to cancel the trip all together.
The vocal Tanga Tanga MP stated that DP Ruto was only being civil in addressing the matter on why he was blocked from leaving for Uganda during an interview on Inooro on Wednesday, August 8.
Ruto stated that the decision to deny him authority to leave the country was politically instigated and pointed an accusing finger at Uhuru’s allies noting that the decision to block him was aimed at creating animosity between him and the President.
He made it clear that he would not fall into that trap as 2022 succession politics shapes up.