Kenya: Wako Challenges U.S. Govt to Make Public Graft Claims Against Him

20 November 2019

Nairobi — Former Attorney General Amos Wako has challenged the United States to make public corruption allegations against him following a travel ban issued last week.

Wako, who is also Busia Senator, has also defended his wife Flora and son Julius-all banned from traveling to the US or doing business there over corruption allegations.

"I am a man of integrity because I have never been involved in any form of corruption," he told a news conference Wednesday, a day after the US issued a travel ban against him two members of his family, "They are all adults and I am wondering why they are targetting them unfairly."

He also questioned why the US issued the same travel ban placed ten years ago, without giving more details on the corruption allegations they relied on.

"When the US issued a travel ban against me in 2009, I instructed my attorney to write to them to demand this information and it was not forthcoming," he said, "I still demand to know because I have never been implicated in corruption or prosecuted of the same."

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