Deputy Governor deported from Singapore over immorality?
21 April 2015, 11:38
Vihiga - Vihiga deputy Governor, Caleb Amaswache has denied claims that he was deported from Singapore for being drunk and immoral, when he attended the Annual Affordable Housing Conference last week.
He said that he forgot some of his documents which would have allowed him entry into Singapore, including the invitation letter and thus forcing the authorities to deny him entry and rather booked him another plane to transport him back immediately.
“I departed from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on April 13 for Singapore and arrived on April 14 at around 2.30am. During the security check at Changi International Airport, I realised that I had forgotten to pack documents for entry in Singapore and security officers declined to allow me into the country,” said Amaswache.
During a press conference at the County headquarters on Monday, Amaswache said he tried in vain to convince them to allow him to attend the function and efforts by a key member of committee that organised the international conference, Aisha Pinde, to convince security officers to let him in were futile.
“I have with me documents from Singapore immigration office and my passport that do not bear any documentation to show that I was deported,” he said.
The deputy Governor has further declared that he will not be leaving the country for any other trips abroad following the torturous incident he had to undergo in the hands of the authorities.
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“For accountability purposes, I will refund KES 445 000 allocated to me as per diem for the foreign trip,” he said.
He further noted that his attending the conference was driven by the County’s plans to undertake a Social Housing Scheme where decent houses will be constructed for the poor.
He said the ministry of Lands and Housing intends to construct 25 units in each ward in the project that was to be launched last March, and is expected to be rolled out soon.
“The conference in Singapore was timely as it was going to help us gain experience in new technology for the project alongside seeking donors to support the programme and enable more people to benefit,” he noted.
Amaswache said that rumours of his deportation from Singapore was part of a wide scheme by his political detractors to malign his name with the view of portraying him as a leader who is not morally right to hold the Deputy Governor’s position.
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