Sudi speaks out over Turkish ‘investor’ in aborted DP Ruto’s visit to Uganda

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 10:13 |
Deputy President William Ruto. Photo/File

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has confirmed that indeed Turkish national Harun Aydin was part of Deputy President William Ruto's entourage to Uganda on Monday.

According to local daily, Harun is wanted terrorist who has faced terror charges before.

However, Sudi said Harun is Turkish investor interested in modern fruit farming and not a terrorist as alleged.

"To the doubting Thomases, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is not a kid to deal with someone of questionable repute, you can use your diplomatic connection and inquire from Ssebo himself the kind of interest that the Businessman has in Uganda," Sudi said.

DP Ruto was yesterday barred from travelling to Uganda in a dramatic scene at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport after he allegedly failed to seek clearance from the Immigration department.

In what seemed to be an escalation of the falling out between Ruto and his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta, the second-in-command was made to wait for more than four hours for clearance from “above” at the airport’s VIP lounge to no avail.

Reports from his Harambee House Annex office indicated the DP was travelling to Uganda on a one-day private visit to honour an invitation by some unnamed business moguls.
He was to be accompanied by a team of politicians and business people.

“He was headed to Uganda for a private visit,” Ruto’s spokesperson David Mugonyi told People Daily by phone.
Among those scheduled to accompany him were MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Benjamin Tayari (Kinango) and Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), who were the first to arrive at the airport but were blocked by Immigration officers and asked to seek clearance from National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

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