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Posted on 10/30/2008 8:49:08 AM PDT by SBD1
kenya asks norway not to believe cheating envoy
The Xinhua General Overseas News Service AUGUST 27, 1987, THURSDAY
The Xinhua General Overseas News Service
AUGUST 27, 1987, THURSDAY
LENGTH: 272 words
HEADLINE: kenya asks norway not to believe cheating envoy
DATELINE: nairobi, august 27; ITEM NO: 0827012
BODY: the kenyan government today disowned a self-appointed "diplomat" named sammy korir who has been appearing on the norwegian television, claiming himself as a spokesman of the kenyan government in norway. a statement issued here by the kenyan foreign ministry today said that "mr. korir is a wanted criminal in kenya to answer fraud charges, and whatever he is doing in norway has nothing to do with the kenyan government."
the statement asked the norwegian people to ignore the escaped criminal and be very careful in dealing with him. korir, a former district officer for the makadara division in nairobi, was recently reported to have called three press conferences and a television interview in oslo, presenting himself as a personal envoy of kenyan president daniel arap moi. he told the media there that kenya would break diplomatic relations with sweden and norway because of bad press reports on the human right situation in kenya. although korir's representation has been officially disowned, the kenyan government has recently expressed its dissatisfaction with the press in sweden and norway for reporting alleged "human right violations" in kenya in the past two years. three days ago, permanent secretary of the kenyan foreign ministry bethwel kiplagat said that the swedish press, with the "tacit connivance of the government has written several negative stories on kenya and most of them are inaccurate, malicious and biased." kenyan president daniel arap moi has cancelled scheduled state visits next month to norway and sweden because of "the unfriendly behavior of the two governments," mr. kiplagat said.
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he is a scammer. trying to work himself into something. most likely money..
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