Thursday, January 14, 2010


Kenya's Postmaster General Major General (rtd) Mohammed Hussein Ali has been denied a visa to travel to the Los Angeles, the US embassy in Nairobi confirmed on Tuesday. Ambassador Michael Ranneberger who verified the reports, however declined to discuss the matter when questioned by journalists at a press conference.

“He has not been issued with the visa,” he said adding that “his case is under review, it is just premature for me to talk about it now.”

The envoy also declined to disclose whether Maj Gen (rtd) Ali was among the 15 Kenyan personalities banned from travelling to the U.S due to their alleged hindrance to the reform agenda. The country’s top postman was reportedly due to travel to America on official duty. Attorney General Amos Wako has already confirmed receiving a letter from the US government barring him from the country. The AG is accused of being an impediment to reforms in the country but he has since denied the charge and indicated he would sue the US government over its stand.