Kenya: Ex-AG Senator Amos Wako Banned From Travelling to U.S. Over Involvement in Graft

18 November 2019

Nairobi — The United States has declared former Attorney General Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira, and son Julius, persons ineligible for entry into the United States.

The State Department is a statement published Monday banned the three from travelling to the United States citing Wako's "involvement in significant corruption."

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued the declaration under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6) and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. A, P.L. 116-59).

"Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States," the State Department noted.

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