Former Attorney-General, Amos Wako, on Wednesday, November 20, moved to defend himself against allegations made against him by the US government justifying the decision to bar him from travelling to the country.
While addressing the press at Parliament buildings, the Busia Senator dared the US to publically give the details of his corruption allegations.
"If they are indeed a valued and serious partner in the fight against corruption, they should provide the full particulars of the allegations of the corruption against me to the public and not to halls in Washington," he began.
He went on to give Donald Trump's administration an ultimatum in the event it failed to provide the details he desired.
"Failure to do this will put into question their rhetoric about fighting corruption," he dared.
The US State Department on Monday, November 18, barred him together with members of his immediate family from travelling to or conducting any business in the US.
"Today, the Department designates former Kenyan Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption. In addition to the designation of Mr. Wako, the Department is also publicly designating Wako’s wife, Flora Ngaira, and son, Julius Wako," the statement read in part.
Wako, however, jumped to his family's defense stating that it was unfair for them to suffer for his apparent sins.
"My family was not involved at all when I was discharging my functions as the AG. Even if I committed the sin of corruption to which I emphatically deny, it would be my personal responsibility and my wife and son and indeed all members of my family should not be punished for my sins and let my son and wife Julius and Flora in peace," he pleaded.
Ten years ago, after his first travel ban in November 4, 2009, the senator had declared that he had no interest in travelling to the US and still held the same assertations.
"I would like to reiterate my statement in after the November 4, 2009 travel ban. And there I stated I am totally indifferent to the revocation of the Visa, indeed I have no desire whatsoever to go ther. But I have been going there every year since the ban but that is because of my responsibilities as a UN Commissioner of International law commission and because of the agreement US has with UN, I am allowed to travel to the general assembly," he explained.
Here's a video courtesy of Citizen Tv.
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