By Kenson McCloud
Self-styled prophet Shepherd Bushiri has appealed to government to allow his 8-year-old daughter to receive medical care abroad.
Last Friday, Bushiri’s daughter was blocked from flying out to Kenya for medical treatment in the company of three guardians.
According to a statement released by Bushiri’s spokesperson Ephraim Nyondo, both the child’s father and wife, who are facing extradition charges did not accompany the daughter.
"The daughter is in critical condition and Doctors advised that she receive care from professionals," said Nyondo.
Nyondo expressed concern that authorities have not given reasons why the child was refused to travel to Kenya considering that she has been seeking medical help abroad all along.
Police are yet to comment on the issue and are quoted by local media to have requested for more time before making any statement.