Gov’t withdraws top official’s diplomatic passport after ‘facebook drama’
The government has ordered the Kenya Film Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua, to surrender his diplomatic passport, saying he does not qualify to hold one.
The Immigration Department says Mutua only qualifies for an ordinary passport.
Mutua had last week made a remark on facebook that he did not even have to go to the American Embassy to get a visa, and thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy officials for facilitating the documents.
“Because of my stand on moral values, including the banning of content promoting LGBT and Atheists culture in Kenya, someone wrote in a local daily that I will never get visa to the U.S. Well, I not only got it but it came on a Diplomatic Passport and I didn’t even have to go to the Embassy for biometrics or pay the visa application fee. It was delivered to my office free of charge thanks to our efficient Ministry of Foreign Affairs and highly courteous U.S. Embassy officials.America here we come. . .TO GOD BE THE GLORY!” he posted.
The CEO was reacting to remarks by a journalist that he would never set foot in the “land of milk and honey” due to his stand on lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and atheists.
His post attracted a myriad of reactions with Kenyans accusing him of using the document in an undignified manner.
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