The Senator of Busia, Amos Wako, has been banned from entering the United States.
The Senator`s wife Ngaira and son Julius Wako were prohibited from entering the country over “significant corruption.”
In a statement seen by KDRTV and Secretary of the State, Michael Pompeo signed that the American government confirmed that it has satisfactory proof that the Senator and his family have been involved in graft.
”Today, the Department designates former Kenyan attorney general Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption,”
”This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), as carried forward by the 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,” Pompeo said in the statement.
The statement declared that the American government, through the action, would show its devotedness to join hands with Kenya in fighting graft.
”Economic prosperity for all Kenyans is only possible by defeating the scourge of corruption, which also requires a functional, fair, and transparent criminal justice system. The United States will continue to stand with all Kenyans as they strive to curb and punish corruption in Kenya,” Pompeo added.
The US government had earlier blocked Amos Wako from entering the country thought it was not made public. However, the Senator went ahead and broke the silence and threatened to sue the US for targeting unfairly.