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Lobby wants Kenya to exit Commonwealth
Published on 19-07-2016 - at 01:07' by Daily Nation

The Pan-African Movement Kenyan Chapter claims that being in the commonwealth, Kenya’s sovereignty has been threatened.

A lobby group is seeking to petition President Uhuru Kenyatta to pull Kenya out of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

The Pan-African Movement Kenyan Chapter claims that being in the commonwealth, Kenya’s sovereignty has been threatened.

The group says the Commonwealth parent state, Britain, is not giving Kenya the opportunities it deserves.

“Commonwealth is the expression of the will of a superior directed to the inferior, a kind of a master and a dog relationship, dictating local business, economic decisions and government,” the petition reads.

The group claims the Commonwealth of Nations is entrenched only to benefit the British corporations and multinationals that do not reciprocate.

It also notes that economic and geopolitical disparities between Kenya and its former colonial master has caused inequalities in distribution of wealth and economy.

No free movement

The group says: “There is no free movement of capital, movement of people and labour from Kenya to Britain.

“Britain has been creating barriers for Kenyans wishing to enter Britain by imposing visa bans, expensive and restrictive visa applications.”

The group now wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to spearhead the withdrawal of Kenya’s membership from the British Commonwealth of Nations.

The withdrawal should be done through a referendum, parliamentary mechanism, action by the Executive, or through the Judiciary.

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A handout image released on April 20, 2016, shows (left-right) Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s Prince George, and Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge smiling during a photo shoot for the Royal Mail in 2015 in the White Drawing Room at Buckingham in London. A lobby group is seeking to petition President Uhuru Kenyatta to pull Kenya out of the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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