A Journalist who is a United Kingdom (UK) national now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta questioned on why he was kicked out of Kenya in 2016.
Jerome Starkey an award-winning journalist was in December 2016 detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport without the Kenyan government giving any explanation.
The 41-year-old journalist at the time was the London’s Nairobi correspondent and was detained immediately he landed from the UK.
Starkey now wants UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to question President Kenyatta on why he was held in Kenya since he has never been given any explanation.
“Dear Boris, please ask Kenya’s President Kenyatta (in London today) why he detained and expelled me without due process in 2016,” Starkey said in a statement on his Twitter account.
According to the journalist he is still interested to come back to Kenya and go on with his journalism career.
The journalist is known for his hard-hitting news pieces that are usually published by the Times in London.
At the time of his detention at the airport, Starkey was only told that there was a security block on his passport and that he would be held overnight without giving any further explanations.
At the time a lawyer who was went to argue his case out was dismissed by airport authorities that argued that no-one had been detained.
Moments later his phone was confiscated.