Busia senator Amos wako,wife and son has been barred from entering the united states.
The letter said that the senator has been involved in numerous corruption charges .
The embassy says he has been involved in significant corruption.
— DD (@Disembe) November 18, 2019
US BANS Busia Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from US and doing business with country over graft claims while he was AG. pic.twitter.com/CBENI6LucX
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) November 18, 2019
UNITED STATES denies Kenya's former Attorney General Amos Wako VISA due to "involvement in significant corruption" the US has also blacklisted Wako’s wife, Flora Ngaira, and son, Julius Wako.
— James Smart (@jamessmat) November 18, 2019
HERE IS THE LETTER ;
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.
Today’s action sends a strong signal that the United States is a valuable partner in Kenya’s fight against corruption. Economic prosperity for all Kenyans is only possible by defeating the scourge of corruption, which also requires a functional, fair, and transparent criminal justice system. The United States will continue to stand with all Kenyans as they strive to curb and punish corruption in Kenya.
For more information, please contact INL-PAPD@state.gov.