Radical cleric stuck in Kenya after visa denials

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An official says Kenyan authorities are having trouble deporting a Jamaican-born Muslim cleric because other nations are refusing to allow him to transit through their countries.

Kenya’s immigration minister has said he was expelling Sheik Abdullah el-Faisal because of a history of being involved in terrorist activities.

El-Faisal served four years in British jail for inciting murder and stirring racial hatred by urging followers to kill Americans, Hindus and Jews.

A Kenyan official said Tuesday attempts to deport el-Faisal have failed. Tanzania declined to grant him a visa, and South Africa and the U.K. have declined transit visas. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on the issue.

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