WILL IT MAKE GOVERNMENT REFORMS FASTER IF IMPOSED?
The United States will impose travel bans on Kenyan ministers and other prominent people blocking government reforms aimed at preventing political violence, the American ambassador to Kenya said Thursday.
Michael Ranneberger said that 15 Kenyans had received letters saying the U.S. was reviewing its relationship with them. He declined to name the individuals, but said that when the ban is imposed their names will be made public.
The top U.S. diplomat for Africa, Johnnie Carson, sent the letters to ministers, senior government officials and members of parliament, Ranneberger said.
The US’ action is part of international pressure on Kenya to institute reforms that would ensure political and economic stability. “Letters signed by (Mr Johnie) Carson have been sent to 15 individuals, making it clear the future relationship of those persons with the US is tied to their support for implementation of the reform agenda and opposition to the use of violence,” said US Ambassador in Kenya Michael Ranneberger.
It also turned out the UK and Canada, both popular destinations for Kenya‘s rich class, would follow suit — making their world smaller. Lets just hope that just maybe maybe some sense will be put into their heads when the ban will be imposed and at last have some justice. Very soon hopefully.
What is your take on this?
THE TRAVEL BAN ON PROMINENT PERSONALITIES IN KENYA.