The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has ordered its members to boycott Kenya Airways and stop patronising made-in-Kenya products or businesses dealing with Kenyans.
The action comes as reprisal for the east African country’s alleged involvement in the arrest and repatriation of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu. But Kenya has denied involvement.
IPOB’s head of membership and mobilisation in Australia Kennedy Ochi in a statement on Sunday said that “Kenya has a question to answer” on the matter.
“It is our wish to notify the public that President Keyatta Uhuru of Kenya has a question to answer on the role he played in the abduction of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He betrayed our leader and must be held fully accountable for his atrocities,” he said.
“This is pure man’s inhumanity to man and he will tell all Biafrans how much he was paid to partake in this devilish act.
“We, IPOB in Australia, support the leadership of IPOB worldwide and our able Directorate of States (Chika Edoziem) and the head of our Media and Publicity (Emma Powerful) to categorically state that all IPOB members both home and abroad should boycott travelling with Kenya Air Line; stop patronising any product made in Kenya and all businesses dealing with Kenyans, following their country’s betrayal. The battle line is drawn.”
Nigerian authorities said they trailed Kanu for two years after he jumped bail in 2017 before arresting him to continue his trial for alleged treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, illegal possession of firearms among others.