SHOCK as it emerges that DR CONGO – KENYA diplomatic spat delays clearing overfly permit for DP Ruto’s chartered DC-8 jet where he was due to fly as he leads the Kenyan delegation to the inauguration of President Buhari in Nigeria’s capital.
Diplomatic sources in Nairobi reveal that it took concerted regional effort to secure the overfly permit well past 2300hrs East African time before DP Ruto’s jet was cleared. The DP chilled at the VVIP lounge in JKIA and boarded the aircraft for take off almost at midnight.
It is rumoured that Paul Kobia working with a prominent and powerful Nyeri woman are said to be the main gold and mineral smugglers from Eastern DRC and President Kabila is angry that the Kenyan government is doing nothing to apprehend him or stop the illegal trade. Hence delay in securing DP Ruto permit until H.E Museveni stepped in to secure the clearance.