Kenyan socialite Huddah Monroe has termed the Kenyan passport as “useless.”
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Huddah lamented that the passport lacks power outside East Africa, adding that Kenya should negotiate with other countries to allow her citizens to travel visa-free or get visas on arrival.
"This is the most useless passport ever, I need a visa to go to hell, surely. It doesn't even make sense at all, if I died and came back, I would never come back as a Kenyan," Huddah lamented.
She added: "Don't get me wrong, I love my country but I believe they can negotiate with other countries so that people go [travel to various countries] for free and so that people get visas on arrival. Why do you treat other people special and they don't treat you the same way?"
Huddah, who is based in Dubai, further noted that the passport’s "interior is nice but it doesn't do sh*t for you."
She was, however, quick to point out that most African passports “are a joke apart from South Africa and a few others.”
“[It is] High time African countries leaders start negotiating with other countries for their citizens who are able, not going there to beg, to be given the freedom to roam. Exposure is better than a PhD!"
Huddah continued: "Reasons why so many Africans are in the dark on what's really happening in the world, stuck in 1950 even the fake woke ones Is lack of exposure. Let the able ones go explore and expose the rest to what's real! But it will never happen.”
The 2021 Henley Passport Index ranked the Kenyan passport as the 8th most powerful in Africa and 72nd globally.