Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani has come out to address social media reports of his son’s arrest at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
In a statement on Sunday, September 26, Yatani refuted reports circulating on social media which alleged that one of his sons was arrested ferrying a hoard of foreign currency at JKIA on Friday, September 24.
Yatani stated that the reports, which were being spread by bloggers on various social media platforms, were false and unfounded.
“The social media reports by Alai and Nyakundi that one of my sons was arrested at the airport is false, malicious & utter nonsense,” Yatani stated.
The social media reports by Alai & Nyakundi that one of my sons was arrested at the airport is false, malicious & utter nonsense. It’s sad to note the extent Heartless individuals can go to besmirch innocent family’s reputation to achieve an end.We shall meet with them in court.
— Amb. Ukur Yatani, EGH 🇰🇪 (@BaloziYatani) September 26, 2021
The CS stated that the allegations damaged his reputation and that of his family, stating that the bloggers were out to gain from their publications.
“It’s sad to note the extent heartless individuals can go to besmirch innocent family’s reputation to achieve an end,” read the statement.
Treasury CS Ukurr Yatani's son Ibrae arrested with 4 Million US$ in cash at JKIA destined to Dubai on Friday.
The money is part of the 2B that Government officials steal everyday.
Yatani a pastoralist, is behind the erratic borrowing by GoK, creating a debt crisis. pic.twitter.com/oJRGka3cai
— Cyprian, Is Nyakundi (@CisNyakundi) September 26, 2021
Yatani concluded that he would seek legal redress against the two bloggers who published reports on their social media platforms.