The eleven Kenyans detained in Lagos recently were yesterday released, and should be arriving in Nairobi today.
The release was after talks between the Kenyan and Nigerian governments.
However, there has been no word on the status of the chattered plane, which Chinedu promised to keep, as a form of compensation for his property in Kenya.
This was the official statement by government spokesman Muthui Kariuki.
The Government of Kenya would like to announce to the country the good news of the release of our brothers who had been held in Nigeria under some unclear circumstances. They will be arriving in the Country tomorrow.
The release was as a result of top level negotiations between the Government of Nigeria and senior officials of the Government of Kenya led by Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb. Amina Mohammed.
This breakthrough is a testimony to the good relations that have always existed between the people of Nigeria and the People of Kenya.
The people of Kenya are grateful to His Excellency the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan for his concern and contribution towards the release of our people and the aircraft.
We also appreciate the kind gesture of the Nigerian Government for the waiver of the parking fee for the jet which had accumulated quite substantially.
As promised yesterday, the Government will keep the country informed accordingly.
Muthui Kariuki, EBS
PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY AND