Monday, November 18, 2019 - Former Kenyan Attorney General and current Busia Senator, Amos Wako, his wife, Flora, and son, Julius, have been banned from entering the United States.
The State Department in a statement published on Monday banned the three from travelling to the United States citing Wako’s “involvement in significant corruption.”
Read the statement from the US below.
Today, the Department designates former Kenyan Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. A, P.L. 116-59). Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that officials of foreign governments have been involved in significant corruption, those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States.
The law also requires the Secretary of State to publicly or privately designate such officials and their immediate family members. In addition to the designation of Mr. Wako, the Department is also publicly designating Wako’s wife, Flora Ngaira, and son, Julius Wako.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.