How Mac Manu was prevented from entering Kenya

Mac Manu, who was prevented from entering Kenya just three days to the country’s general elections, was billed to share his electoral experience with Kenya’s opposition National Super Alliance (NASA).

Mac Manu, who was prevented from entering the East African nation just three days to the country’s general elections, was billed to share his electoral experience with Kenya’s opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA).

James Orengo, a senior official in the National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition, told Journalists in Nairobi that Mac Manu was prevented from entering Kenya along with another Ghanaians.

He said: “Last night, there were two Ghanaians who were coming to help and share their experiences, not as employees but to share experiences with us on how elections were conducted in Ghana.

“And as you know, the system of elections to the extent that it depends on electronics is similar to that of Ghana.

“And they were removed from their plane, or planes. They did not formally disembark from the plane.

“They were taken away by the police and pushed into another plane sending them all to Ghana."

Aside the two Ghanaians who prevented from entering Kenya, two foreigners who were assisting NASA were also deported.

Orengo named the two as John Aristotle Phillips, an American, and Andreas Katsouris, a Canadian.

Phillips is chief executive officer of Aristotle Inc, a Washington-based data mining firm and political consultancy, while Katsouris is a senior vice president in the company.

Aristotle spokeswoman Brandi Travis confirmed the deportation.

"We have for years worked on pro-democracy campaigns. They were helping NASA's candidate," Raila Odinga, Travis said.

Orengo described the two men as "friends from Canada and the United States".

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