Wednesday February 6, 2019 - Some of the ambassadors appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta last year have been rejected by host nations.
Late last year, Uhuru appointed 26 former state officers to ambassadorial roles but they are yet to be accepted by host nations.
Leading in the list is former CID director, Ndegwa Muhoro, who has been rejected by Malysia government.
The former DCI's tenure as boss is said to have formed the basis of rejection by the Malysian government which has taken an extra-tough stance against graft following the election of Mahathir bin Mohamad as Prime Minister.
Johnson Kimani Ondieki, who had been proposed to serve as Kenya’s Ambassador to Turkey is also yet to get approval from the host nation.
Ondieki is an ex-KDF general who had been appointed to lead the UN’s military force in South Sudan. He was relieved off his duties in controversial circumstances.
Hassan Wario and Richard Ekai left Austria and Russia respectively before they could submit their credentials to their host heads of states after they were charged with corruption-related charges.
International law requires Kenya, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to write to the country the appointee is headed to and forward the new name.
The host country then profiles and does due diligence on the person appointed before getting back to the government. It can either accept or reject the nominee without giving reasons.
The Kenyan DAILY POST