The truth about President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visa revocation by the United States government emerges.
Reports had emerged on social media alleging that the US government had threatened to revoke President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visa.
The Daily Star’s post alleged that the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the statement as part of sanctions, that the US has threatened to effect should President Kenyatta’s administration proceed to cut down the assembly and association freedom.
However, it has been reported that the post that surfaced online and was also shared on various platforms is fake.
According to a fact-checking organization Pesa Check, the post was dubious despite Pompeo’s statement that the US will consider consequences including visa restrictions for those responsible for election-related violence.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s name was not mentioned during Pompeo’s statement as claimed in the post that had surfaced on the Facebook platform.
The post that was shared on social media further claimed that the threats that were allegedly made by Donald Trump’s administration follow the government’s move to ban public rallies.
The statement from Pompeo was reportedly addressed to upcoming elections in Africa in general and not Kenya in specific has earlier claimed.