Nominated Jubilee Senator Isaac Mwaura is an angry man following a less than ideal experience with the United States Secret Service during a recent stay in New York.
Senator Mwaura has reported to global news network, CNN, concerning what he termed as being “mistreated badly by secret service at the UN General Assembly”.
In a post on his social media pages, the Senator narrated how he was mistaken for an Al Shabaab terrorist and interrogated for hours to prove otherwise.
“I am here feeling very awful about an incident that has happened 3 times at the United Nations Headquarters. I was busy rushing to take my seat at a Kenyan side event…I get into the building and check in at the security. I do the usual stuff of emptying my pockets, then I go through the machine and they do a body search. Then am told to step aside and am kept waiting for over 30 minutes…they tell me that they are looking for someone who fits my description and then they go like, the photo is for the same person but the names don’t match,” he recounted the first incident with the security agents.
He would have two more such encounters with the agents who did not believe he was indeed a Kenyan legislator.
After the first freeze, Senator Mwaura was able to get his conference pass and an apology from the head of security after he was seen mingling with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.
“The secret service takes my card again while others start taking photos of me secretly with their phones. When I see them, I say a cheeky hi to them. Sakaja, Mutahi Ngunyi helped to validate my story, when one of the asks ‘who is this guy?’
“As if that is not enough, a secret service agent follows us up into the lift while looking at me suspiciously. So when the President [of Hotel Latte] finally comes in, he asks me if am Al shabaab, Mujaheden or the Chairman of the National Riffles Association (NRA),” Mwaura recounted.
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