We didn’t arrest, extradite Nnamdi Kanu — Kenya Ambassador


Kenya has denied its involvement in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Kenyan High commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Wilfred Machage, disclosed this during a press conference.

Kingsley Kalu, a sibling of the IPOB leader, on Wednesday said Kanu was arrested in Kenya.

“Whilst visiting Kenya, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria,” he said.

His view was supported by IPOB and a civil society group, Intersociety.

Addressing a press conference at the high commission in Abuja on Friday, Machage said “I want to challenged anyone with facts relating to his alleged arrest in Kenya to present those facts.

“This include when, where, how and who was particularly involved in the alleged arrest”.

The envoy also described the allegation as fictions, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain sections of Nigerian people.

He said that Kenya as a country is dismayed and astonished by the unfortunate statement on this alleged arrest in Kenya.

“The government of Kenya is particularly appalled by spurious, derogatory and libellous mention of the name of our dear President on this matter as has been reported,” he added

Kenya’s Director-General of Immigration Services, Alexander Muteshi, has also dismissed the claims of the country’s complicity in the arrest and “extradition” of Kanu to Nigeria.

The Federal Government has been silent on the location where Kanu was arrested before his deportation to Nigeria on Sunday.