Impeccable diplomatic sources has revealed to this writer that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s aide denied the European Union Visa is Mr Edward Mbugua.
Mbugua, who had been appointed to head the President’s Escort team late last year, hails from Uhuru’s village in Gatundu. The appointment of Mbugua saw the reorganization of the Prescot (Presidential Escort) with former Kibaki security handlers Wanjohi Mwangi and Deputy Joseph Ndirangu being moved from the elite team.
Mwangi and Ndirangu also hailed from President Kibaki’s village in Othaya, Nyeri.
It is still unclear why Mbugua was denied VISA though it is instructive to note he served as Mombasa County Police Commandant just before Uhuru picked him to head his security detail.
The incident outraged Kenya’s foreign ministry officials with accusations that EU was trying to re-arrange the president’s security team.
Belgium Ambassador was today called at Foreign Affairs headquarters in Nairobi and handed a protest note by the Kenya government.