Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia demands apology from Post Newspapers

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President Rupiah Banda`s son Henry with his wife

Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia Kipiego Cheluget has categorically refuted media reports suggesting that fugitive Henry Banda, son of former Republican President Rupiah Banda is being harboured at the State House in Nairobi.

Mr. Cheluget has since demanded for an apology from the Post Newspapers for publishing the story in question.

He said the claims are false and unfounded adding that such continued speculations may unnecessarily be injurious to the good relations between Zambia and Kenya.

He says claiming that the Kenyan first family is harboring Henry, is belittling the dignity of President Mwai Kibaki.

Mr. Cheluget said that Henry Banda used passports number ZP005673, ZP005193 and ZP005131 when he previously visited Kenya.

Mr. Cheluget has however indicated that the Kenyan government has checked the records at entry points and has ascertained that Henry left that country on November 23rd 2011 via Jomo Kenyatta international Airport and has since not returned.

Mr. Cheluget has therefore stressed that the relevant Kenyan government security machinery have been mobilized to have Henry arrested whenever and wherever he is spotted in Kenya.

The Kenyan High Commissioner has further urged the media to verify information gathered before publishing it stating that such wild claims are detrimental to the co-existence of the two countries.

[Source:QFM]

66 COMMENTS

  1. “…He says claiming that the Kenyan first family is harboring Henry, is belittling the dignity of President Mwai Kibaki…” Kenyan High Commissioner to Zambia IS LYYIINNGG. KENYANS ARE CAPABLE OF ANY LEVEL OF CORRUPTION AT ANY MANAGEMENT LEVEL. HENRY IS MOSTLY IN KENYA. IN ANY CASE WHY IS HIS FATHER RB OBSTRACING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE BY NOT TELLING THE TRUTH ON HIS SON’S WHEREABOUTS. HE IS COMMITTING AN OFFENCE TOO. HIS IMMUNITY MUST BE REMOVED SO THAT HE STOPS LYING.

    • YOU HAVE SHOCKED ME??? OBSTRUCTING WHAT?? PLEASE JUST KEEP ON SWEEPING IN THE UNDERGROUND WHERE YOU ARE NOT SEEN. YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR NATION. HENRY IS AN ADULT AND RB IS NOT HIS KEEPER. YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ENCOURAGE POLICE OFFICERS TO LOCK UP PARENTS OF THIEVES WHO DO NOT LIVE UNDER THE SAME ROOF OR HAVE ANY CONTROL TO WHAT THEIR ADULT CHILDREN ARE UP TO. AM THINKING MAYBE LIVING IN A DEVELOPED COUNTRY WOULD OPEN YOUR EYES BUT ALAS SINCE YOU UNDERGROUND MOST OF THE TIMES LIFE PASSES YOU BY. SORRY 

    • So sad that you can speak of Kenya in that way. Maybe I should ask if you have visited the place first before making such claims.

  2. Something is wrong, how can someone use so many passports in such a short period of time?? A passport should be renewed after 10 years. Don’t think would be full so quickly??? Very Interesting. No controls at Passport office that someone has so many passports. Source of Crime.

  3. kenyan authorities, why allow henry enter your country using different pssports? are there no security checks at your point of entry in your country? mr commissioner you are lying cos definitely henry is in kenya. as for rb, why not tell the nation the whereabout of your son. you are a disgrace to the nation. you… you.. you…!!!

    • RB does not have to know, does he? Do fathers know what their sons and daughters are upto? Its the passports office who should know.

  4. @4. How is RB obstructing the course of justice? You think RB is an officer in the Zambia Police Service? Its not RB’S duty to tell the Police were his son is. Your eyes seem to be obstructed. Its also not Henry’s duty to go to the Police. They have to find him as they are the ones allegeing that he committed a crime. Its not an offense not to report to Police when asked to. Find better reasons for asking to remove RB’S immunity. You make me laugh.

  5. Just bug chi Rb`s phones and Henry will be fished out. If you guys in government cant do it, get help from CIA/MI6. As long as youpay them, they will get him for ya!

    I would like to believe Osama was smarter than this plank!

  6. Leave RB alone you Peter,Henry is big and he is accountable for his wrongs.Grow up Peter. Infact we are tired of mentioning RB for nothing shame on you all. What good has Sata brought all leaders need our prayers, capacity building not just talk nonses.

  7. The Post would be stupid to apologise over this. No smoke without fire and yes phone calls are recorded. They only reported what they were told by a Kenyan. Go Post go!

  8. POST should realise they can NOT intimidate a foreign government, especially one that is millitarily stronger than Zambia.

    Let them limit the propaganda to Zambia, a quick apology from them will end this issue i suppose.

    • How do you get from the issue of the Post apologising to comparing menilitary strength between Kenya and Zambia? The Post is a private Zambian entity does not reflect the position of the Zambian government or people in general. Maybe if the statement had come from Times of Zambia Daily mail then you could have a point of some sorts.

  9. #5 and 8 why are you pretending that you only have one passport? It was not too long ago all zambians were forced to get new passports.so basically unless your old passport expired most zambians have at least 2 passports.the ‘old’ one is still valid for travel.

  10. This is the information age. Old fashioned diplomacy is so old fashioned, no wonder WikiLeaks is busting you always. I doubt the Post had their sources wrong. They just scuttled the rat from one hiding place to another…

  11. So bloggers, Are telling me a full foreign head of state, with his own election problems this year, will willing harbour and hide a wanted Zambian person in his residence. Lets think before we publish stories.

     

  12. SATA, MMEMBE AND ALL THEIR HENCHMEN ARE SICK WARMONGERS. HOW DO YOU ISSUE SUCH IRRESPONSIBLE REMARKS? PLEASE DESIST FROM MAKING SUCH CARELESS AND DANGEROUS RELEASES WITHOUT FACTS TO DEFEND YOURSELVES WITH. WE WANT TO REMAIN PEACEFUL AS A NATION. HONESTLY HOW DO YOU ANTAGONIZE EVERYBODY AROUND. AND MMEMBE IS NOT EVEN ZAMBIAN. AND HIS MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO SEE A CHAOTIC ZAMBIA. WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW HIM. WE NEED TO DEPORT MMEMBE.

  13. Whats the point of 3 passports with same name.. Most likely these are differnt people with same name.. Henry Banda is common name in zambia and malawi

  14. @ Benz – you make me laugh. The search for Henry will not instigate military action from Kenya. Instead of kenya blabbing away, they should produce evidence that the foolish boy Henry is not in Kenya.

    Rb is involved because he chose to comment on henry’s whereabouts – so let him produce his son before the authorities – afisanji????

  15. Where is this kama dude??????

    Remember Saddam Hussein? remember Osama Bin Laden?… some one will sell him out, they always do!

  16. LT we are sick and tired of this Henry’s wife Nude picture, can’t you use the other picture for henry when he was running away from media staff at Taj Pamodzi? Get serious and don’t bore us please?? UMUSEBANYA UBWABUPUBA NOBUPULUMUSHI BA LT

  17. The saddest thing about it all is that Mmembe is seen as a close ally of HE and so all sorts of conclusions can be made by other people. Cage the…the….the chakuti……..

  18. # 15 this has nothng to do wth whether kenya is militarily stronger than zambia,it is a question of the POST standing by their source of that story.Afterall its typical of these african leaders to do whats being alleged.Our shushushu & zambia police should & can do more,no need for CIA & the like.by the way what is henry bandas actual crime….is it jst to help with investigations?

  19. # 15 this has nothng to do wth whether kenya is militarily stronger than zambia,it is a question of the POST standing by their source of that story.Afterall its typical of these african leaders to do whats being alleged.Our shushushu & zambia police should & can do more,no need for CIA & the like.by the way what is henry bandas actual crime….is it jst to help with investigations?

  20. Which foolish father would turn in his son to a one sided police force? The truth anyway is RB,Sata et al know where Henry is they are just playing y’all.diverting your attention from the declining Kwacha,reduced investor confidence in the country etc.He is in China for your info now lets see the police fish him out or perhaps provide him with an airticket.

  21. SO HE HAS SO MUCH ON ONE PLATE. SELLING ZAMTEL, SINGLE-SOURCING OF PETROLEUM BY CORRUPTION INVOLVING KENYANS, ILLEGAL ACQUISITION OF SO MANY PASSPORTS, GUILTY ADMISSION, EMBARASSING ZAMBIANS, ETC. HE CHOSE THE RIGHT COUNTRY FOR DUBIOUS THINGS. THEY ARE SO CORRUPT KENYANS NATUNYANTA PANSHI.

  22. #13 WE WOULD LEAVE RB ALONE. BUT HE CHOSE TO COMMENT ON HIS SON DURING HIS KAMA SMALL PRESS CONFERENCE WHEN HIS WIFE WAS BEING INTERVIEWED. HE SHOULD HAVE JUST KEPT QUIET IF HE KNEW THAT HIS SON IS BIG ENOUGH TO FEND FOR HIMSELF. THESE ARE THIEV ES AND THEY KNOW THEY ARE. THATS WHY THEY ARE RUNNING ALLOVER THE PLACE TO AVOID PROSECUTION.

  23. #37 what exactly has RB stolen? problem with Zambians is they don’t like to see fellow zambians prosperous.Every successful business man is a thief,every successful foreigner is an investor.RB was doing well before he was president

  24. Its not the first time the post has reported a lie, i wonder why some people still give credibility to this wack tabloid

  25. #27 I MEANT TO COMMENT ON #15 BUT I IGNORED HIS FUULISHNESS. SOME OF THIS CHAPS LIVE IN HIGHLY INDUSTRIALISED COUNTRIES BUT YET SO DULL IN THINKING. HOW CAN A THIEF ATTRACT SUCH MILITARY MUSCLE #15 IS TRYING TO IMPLY?

  26. #35, IT IS VERY POSSIBLE IN THIS COUNTRY OTHERWUSE AS A PARENT ONE CAN SERIOUSLY BE PROSECUTED AND JAILED FOR OBSTRACTING THE COURSE OF JUSTICE. REMBER AFTER THE RECENT RIOTS. PARENTS DID JUST THAT FOR FEAR OF THE ABOVE. RB SIMPLY SEEMS COMMITTING THE SAME OFFENCE

  27. Henry’s father was a president, his relatives are overs\eas and he has numerous freinds all over the globe. Any of these people can hide him for years till the PF is removed. You cant catch him unless he wants to be caught.

  28. stupid kenyan imigration officers why not arrest or question a person using 3 passports to enter and leave their country? nowonder kenya is atleast the most corrupt nation in Africa.

  29. Hahahaha, but Zambian police have no authority…ati ‘please tell us where your son is’ use your power.

  30. Mmembe should apologize.He was pushing for an apology from Malawi for deporting his Michael.He claims to be a Christian.Let him apologize and the apology should be a main headline the way the accusation was.

  31. I think Sata made a mistake to have picked on Chellah as his press aid/spokesperson, that job needs a mature man who knows diplomacy not just the private media. Mwanawasa has John Musukuma, and every information coming from statehouse was of substance not what we hear nowadays. Chellah should learn diplomacy and not post newspaper manners of loudspeaking on things which do not carry water. There is too much rumour mongering at statehouse now than before, and I can confirm that Dickson Jere at least had learnt diplomacy and was a good advisor to Banda.

  32. Zambians need not worry about the credibility of the Post newspaer if ever it’s got any. The national concern is the perception, picture, democracy and credibility our neighbours have resolved to relate with Zambia since PF govt took over with president Sata. First it was Mr Sata demanding apology from Malawi (never got it), next apologies to Angola (never accepted apology), then Tanzani (allegations of Hotels built by Thandiwe( without proof) next Zimbabwe Mr Sata publicly aproving Mugabe to be voted again (opposition is stooge to the West) now Kenyan govt habouring Henry Banda (on wanted list by Zambia). Do our neighbours have any respect for us with this mediocre govt? Zambia has lost its glory with PF govt. We will come and apologise further to restore credibility once in power.

  33. Who issued those three passports to Henry Banda? Is it the Kenyan govt or ours here? Is it the duty of the Kenyan govt to put a stop to foreign citizens with 3 pps? Why wasn’t he stopped here in Zambia? Don’t pass the buck to other people please. I mean you mess up by giving him 3 pps and you want Kenyans to imprison him. In the first place why give him 3? Let the police do their work and once they get him, I want a piece of him. Henry has brot the country to a standstill. I will throw him in prison and throw away the keys. But leave Kenya alone.  

  34. It is funny how we go round and round in circles. A simple question is ‘where is Henry’? Because your father was president, Henry you have a moral duty to show up and assist police. I don’t see the problem. Your step-mother recently appeared before state organs over allegations against her and was let free after questioning. No. 43, why should RB’s friends hide Henry till after the PF government? Are you implying he is guilty of gthe allegations? What a way to see things that are straight forward!

  35. You mean to tell me the whole country is busy talking about Henry when the Kwacha has hit record low and there are no signs of investment opportunities,when investors are being accused of all sorts of nonsense.Was Henry in govt? what documents did he sign? Thats how petty a nation of 13 million can be? Please Zambians change your attitudes,there is more to life than your narrow mind.

  36. #35, Miko,i like your point.Both RB and Sata know where Henry is and i am sure they are just laughing about it.The police should be more professional and do things quietly instead of alarming the nation.The post also should verify facts and assist the investigating wings with the information they have instead of accusing another country of the things they cannot prove.This is madness.We can now see who is misleading the President on some of these issues.

  37. All you people who are waffling about using so many passports are dull. There are people out there who travel out of the country like they are going to Chongwe or Kafue so its possible to change 3 passports in 3 months especially if you are the Presidos son. Wachimo car dealer’s passport gets full in 3 weeks nomba mwana kateka te 2 days. Hahahahaha! Leave the passport officers alone shaaaaaa!!!

  38. The High Commissioner did not give a time period when Henry entered the country with the different passports. I have been to Kenya twice, and used a different passport each time – because they had me change it – because the new one had more security features. Should I be arrested too?

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