Deported Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has accused the government of blocking his cash transactions to Kenya.
Miguna, in a post through his Twitter page, claimed that attempts to send money to his relatives in Kenya via Telegram and other platforms have been successful, saying the government was behind the embargo.
“They have blocked me and close associates from all electronic money transfer systems in Kenya,” claimed Miguna.
“I've just discovered that Despot Uhuru Kenyatta is so desperate that he has blocked me from sending money to anyone including my relatives, friends or caretakers in Kenya using @MoneyGram. Error message "temg (318)" pops up against everyone I try to send money to.”
Some Kenyans online explained to Miguna that the message ‘temg (318)’ pops up when one has insufficient funds in his account.
But Miguna noted: “Some of you guys don't get it. He has blocked me and my family members from sending or receiving funds using all platforms. They have the technology to know all the numbers and everyone who registered them. Don't imagine for a second that we are unsophisticated.”
“They want to frustrate you with old methods and mediocre ways so that you lie down to them but never ever give on addressing the truth,” Miguna added.
When contacted for comment regarding Miguna’s allegations, government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna said: “As a government, we will not respond to all claims made on social media.”
“I think he is in Canada and there is a Kenyan Embassy there. If he is a Kenyan and he needs help, he should forward his complaints to that office.”