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Friday August 16, 2019 - At least 5 Members of Parliament have been denied visas to travel to the United States of America (USA) over their links to terrorism and drug trafficking business across Kenya and the entire world.

The five MPs have been blocked from visiting America as part of their failure to meet the requirements of the superpower as the fight against terror and drugs continue across the country. 

Reports indicated that one of the lawmakers is a first-term MP while others are serving their second and third terms in Parliament. 

The US Government has denied them visas after it emerged that the Kenyan Government has enough evidence that they are involved in the sale of drugs across the globe. 

Besides, the lawmakers are also beneficiaries of proceeds from other forms of crimes, which has made them a threat to national security.

The move has affected both Senators and MPs. 

A number of lawmakers were in trouble over VISA applications but they were later cleared over the same. 

“Some applications were rejected.”

“We contacted the consular services to lodge a complaint.”

“Some were reviewed while others are still undergoing review,” said a source familiar with the travel plans.

The revelation comes at a time when the Government has intensified its crackdown on suspected drugs barons in the country. 

Businessman Ali Punjani and Akashas are among those who are on the police radar over drug trafficking.

The Kenyan DAILY POST
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