Kapseret member of the National Assembly Oscar Sudi has criticized embattled Nairobi governor Mike Sonko over illegal Businesses.
Mr Sudi, a vocal supporter of Deputy President William Ruto has said that it is time for Uhuru to direct the office of DCI to launch investigations over Sonko,s drug trafficking.This happens as dirty war of words between a section of Jubilee MPs from North Rift with their Opposition counterparts in a bid to defend their camp leaders’ reputations seems to be far from over.
Sudi, however, did not produce any evidence to his claims, neither has the Nairobi governor been charged over the same.
According to a European Union-funded report released last month powerful politicians are emerging as lead traffickers of heroin.The report also indicates that heroin trade and use has hit a new peak in Africa.“In Kenya, which one could characterize as a market where there is ‘multi-polar competition,’ drug traffickers have either campaigned directly for political office or are often linked to political interests,” states the report.
In April and November last year, the Australian navy seized two consignments of heroin off the coast of Kenya,Linked to governor Sonko, totalling 787 kg and worth about USD278m.
Another haul was made in July when Kenyan police found 342 kg of heroin in the tank of a ship docked at the Mombasa port, making it the biggest ever single seizure of drugs in Kenya coastal city. The three seizures roughly equaled the amount captured by 11 east African governments between 1990 and 2009, according to the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime.
The lawmaker has also dared Sonko to come out and deny the allegations.