Former cabinet minister and alleged G40 Faction mastermind, Jonathan Moyo has denied reports that he is in exile in Kenya. This comes after the Kenyan government has denied granting asylum to the staunch critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Moyo who is yet to be seen in public ever since the Zimbabwe Defence Forces launched the military intervention in November 2017 which resulted in the fall of former President Robert Mugabe and the G40 Faction. Moyo who has accused the military of trying to assassinate him on the night of the military intervention refused to reveal his location claiming that the Mnangagwa administration would send more Special Air Service (SAS) snipers to kill him.
Writing on Twitter, Moyo said:
I’m on Twitter; not in Kenya. It’s an open secret that Zanu-PF putschists who are insecure in their military coup imagine I’m in Kenya or want me to be in Kenya so they can send their murderous SAS snipers there, after their attempt to assassinate me in Harare on 15 November 2017!
The Kenyan government, on the other hand, has denied granting political asylum to Moyo. Kenyan government spokesperson, Eric Kiraithe told the Nation on Saturday:
I would have known if he was in the country. Political asylum is a security issue and his request would have been processed by the NSAC (National Security Advisory Council) and the Cabinet.
Mwenda Njoka, the Interior ministry spokesperson, added:
I have asked our immigration guys and they said he is not here. I think the Zimbabwean media are doing some fishing to try to find out where he is.
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