Senator Sets Record Straight On Kalonzo’s Visit to Turkey

Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr ​at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • The Wiper Democratic Movement has denied reports that its leader, Kalonzo Musyoka, was on a diplomatic mission to Turkey following the recent removal of Turkish Harun Aydin from the country on Monday, August 2.

    Speaking to the press on behalf of the party, Kitui Senator, Enoch Wambua, disclosed that the Wiper leader was out of the country for private business, and had nothing to do with the removal of Aydin.

    Wambua noted that Musyoka had expressly directed him to dispel claims that he had been dispatched by the government to mend fences with the Turkish authorities.

    Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr ​at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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    “The speculation that he could be out there on a diplomatic mission on behalf of the Kenyan Government is cheap propaganda motivated by bad faith,” Wambua was quoted saying by the Nation.

    Wambua maintained that the Turkish national at the centre of the controversial removal is not a state player in the Turkish government for Kalonzo to be sent to Turkey to resolve any stalemate.

    “The Turkish national at the centre of a controversial deportation is not a state actor in the Turkish government, and that my party leader’s visit to Turkey has absolutely nothing to do with the particulars of and the parties in this controversy,†he remarked.

    His statement came hours after the Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, dispelled statements from Deputy President William Ruto that Kenya apologized to Turkey for removing Aydin from the country.

    “As a responsible public servant, I cannot bring myself to apologise. I have a responsibility to safeguard the country,” the Interior CS stated.

    Speaking before a parliamentary committee in Mombasa on Friday, August 13, the CS maintained that Aydin was removed following an agreement between Kenya and the Turkish government.

    He explained that the Turkish national was facing money laundering and terrorism-related charges but a standing agreement between the two countries saw him handed over to Turkish authorities for interrogation and subsequent action.

    “We deported him on the understanding we had with the government. We mutually agreed with the Turkish government to surrender him to their security agencies to process him,” the Interior CS stated.

    The CS further explained to MPs that Aydin was removed from the country after the government established he did not have the right papers and his passport showed that he left the country twice without a stamp of arrival.

    “His passport shows he has left the country twice without a stamp of arrival, this means he was sneaked into the country, and this is alarming enough to kick him out,” Matiang’i declared.

    CS Fred Matiang'i before a parliamentary committee in Mombasa on August 13, 2021
    CS Fred Matiang’i before a parliamentary committee in Mombasa on August 13, 2021
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM