Five military personnel who were training in the United Kingdom have had their visas revoked in a diplomatic row pitting Kenya and the United Kingdom.
Intelligence sources in the military claim there are murmurs over government’s current diplomatic ‘arrogance’ towards Kenya’s traditional partners at the global stage.
Highly-placed sources said that visas for the soldiers, who were yet to complete their training, were cancelled. The officers have reportedly already arrived in the country.
â€œI think it’s a tit-for-tat by the British who have asked our men to immediately leave,â€ the source said, adding that this was part of the UKâ€™s pressure on Kenya over the renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to allow more British troops to come to the country.
At least 700 British soldiers are stranded in Nairobi after Kenya indicated its unwillingness to continue with an earlier MoU on the terms of the foreign soldiers training inside the country.