Tanzanian minister’s wife denies ‘fleeing’ reports
The wife of former Tanzanian minister Lazaro Nyalandu has denied reports that her husband was trying to cross the border into Kenya.
Faraja Nyalandu tweeted that they live in Arusha near the border and that her husband was in the border town Namanga “for his personal business”.
No, my husband was not trying to cross the border into Kenya. He didn’t need a passport to be at Namanga for his personal business, Tanzania’s side, broad daylight. We live in Arusha for God’s sake. The apprehension didn’t happen yesterday as reported, it was Friday last week.
— Faraja Kotta Nyalandu (@FarajaNyalandu) November 10, 2020
Media outlets had reported that local authorities had stopped Mr Nyalandu from leaving the country as he did not have the necessary documents.
The reports came as a former Tanzanian MP Godbless Lema sought asylum in neighbouring Kenya.