Media lied I was fleeing to the US, Akombe says over JKIA detention

IEBC commissioner Roselyne Akombe on Wednesday castigated reports indicating that she was fleeing the country at the time of her detention at JKIA.

She said the comments attributed to her by some media outlets were completely false and unwarranted.

“While it is unfortunate that my departure was delayed, I at no time indicated that I am fleeing my beloved Kenya due to questions raised on the credibility of our electoral process.”

Akombe said in a statement from London that she is on official duty in the United States and will return to the country.

She was held by officials at the JKIA shortly before a trip to the US.

Reports indicated that Akombe was removed from her flight and her luggage was offloaded.

The commission said in a tweet the officials apologised for the incident but did not give more details.

“Dr Akombe who is traveling to US for an official meeting was delayed at JKIA by officials who have since apologized. She returns on Sunday,” the tweet read.

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