President Uhuru Kenyatta formal complaint to Tanzania over Kenyan Government officials mistreatment in Tanga
The Government of President Uhuru Kenyatta formal complaint to Tanzania over Kenyan Government officials mistreatment in Tanga early this week.
Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter, his Principal Secretary, Joseph Njoroge, Petroleum PS, Andrew Kamau, and Lapsset Chief Executive Officer, Sylvester Kasuku, were denied entry into the Tanga Port and detained and their passports confiscated.
A senior State House official confirmed that Uhuru was angry with the way Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli treated his boys in Tanga and wants answers.
“I can confirm to you that the matter will be handled through our Foreign Affairs Ministry. The incident was embarrassing,” the official said.
Uhuru’s team had arrived in Tanga incognito alongside a Ugandan delegation for the inspection of the port that is competing with Lamu and Mombasa as the exit point for Uganda’s petroleum in Hoima, only to be detained and their passports confiscated on Magufuli’s orders until the meeting with Uganda was over.