Former Kilome MP Harun Mwau has moved to court to denounce any involvement in international narcotic business after a global report linked him to the illegal trade.
Harun Mwau speaks on being involved in drug business with Joho
According to the report, Mwau is alleged of making frequent visits to Columbia, where he meets with drug barons operating in the South American nation.
In a petition to the court, Mr Mwau is seeking to clear his names over the connections, which also indicates his relationship with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, who has been accused of operating narcotic trade.
Also, two foreign bloggers - Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Michael Goldstein - linked Mwau to a Mr Swaleh Kandereni, who was arrested in February with heroin worth 170 million during a raid in Kanamai, Mombasa.
However, the former assistant minister in President Mwai Kibaki’s administration, rubbished the reports and sued the duo.
“I have never been subjected to any court or administrative proceedings concerning narcotics drug trafficking activity or linkage to cartels whether in Kenya in the United States or anywhere in the world, facts that the defendants know or ought to know," the petition read.
The billionaire highlighted that his relationship with Governor Joho was only based in Parliament, when both served as Members of Parliament.
“Mr Mwau affirms that he does not travel to Colombia and does not know any person, drug dealer or cartel or drug trafficker in any country. Additionally, the plaintiff has no and has never had any association or partnership with Ali Hassan Joho, Swaleh Kandereni. Colombian drug cartel or any member of their family, associates or friends,” the court papers read.
In 201l, former US President Barack Obama called for economic sanctions against seven suspected narcotic kingpins among them Mwau and a Kenyan businesswoman identified as Naima Mohammed Nyakiniywa.
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