By Kisasa News
INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed Kenyan activist Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba has been stopped from entering Zambia.
Professor Lumumba has been stopped by police officers and immigration officers after alighting from KQ706 that arrived at Kenneth International Airport at midday.
The Kenyan famous for his political activism and criticism of African was leadership was expected to conduct a lecture on Chinese investment at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka this evening.
He has since been put back on the plane.
GOVERNMENT says it denied entry of Kenyan intellectual, legal expert and scholar, Professor Patrick Loch Otiena Lumumba because he was a security risk to the country.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services and Chief Government Dora Siliya has said.
“Government through immigration department has denied entry into Zambia of Prof. Patrick Lumumba, a Kenyan national due to security considerations. Immigration is a security wing working with agencies within and beyond Zambia.” The Minister said.
He was also tomorrow expected to speak at another public forum organised by Eden University and a local private television station.