National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga claims that the government attempted to block his co-principals Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetang'ula from traveling to Uganda.
Speaking on Thursday, the former Prime Minister alleged that the two had been detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while on their way to Kampala, where Musyoka was to preside over a graduation ceremony at Uganda Technology and Management University, where he is the chancellor.
While the two were later allowed to travel, Raila said the attempts manifests a rapid deterioration of the political situation in the country and the emergence of an all-out effort to create an atmosphere of fear.
In a press statement, Raila said that authorities at the airport told Kalonzo and Wetang'ula that henceforth all opposition leaders will need clearance from State House before leaving the country.
“The attempts to prohibit opposition leaders from leaving the county and to control their movement through State House clearances are illegitimate manoeuvres by an increasingly paranoid regime,” said the ODM leader.
“Nasa condemns this latest infringement on the freedoms and liberties and the harassment of its top leadership.”
“The Kenyan Opposition must remain free as a legitimate part and parcel of the Kenyan political landscape and be allowed and enabled to pursue its mandate as an alternative government and voice of the people in line with the Constitution,” said Odinga.