The Kenyan Bulletin has obtained details showing that five MPs and other parliamentary staff were denied the US visas last month when they had planned to travel to the United States to attend an international conference in Tennessee.
Kenyan Bulletin has information that state that the crooked MPs and Parliamentary staff were denied the US visas due to their links to drug crimes and links to terrorism.
However, National Assembly clerk Michael Sialai stated that he was not aware of any MP or staff who was denied US visas over drugs & terrorism links.
Mr Sialai also pointed out that visa application is a personal matter and it is, therefore, difficult to know the grounds of denial.
He added that whenever an MP or staff wish to travel out of the country on official duties, the institution facilitates the application for the relevant visa.
The United States has stiff policies which they use to foreigners visas if they have information about their involvement in the drugs trade, terrorism or beneficiaries of proceeds of crime.
According to Kenyan Bulletin, the initial number of MPs who had not been cleared to travel to the US was huge prompting the US immigration department to clear some after a high-level intervention.
The US says it denies foreigners travel visas if there is evidence that they have breached sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The US has also sent the Drugs Enforcement Agents (DEA) in the country to boost Kenya’s war and the crackdown on cocaine and other narcotics.