Former AG, Senator Wako tells the US to table evidence against him
Former Attorney General and Busia Senator, Amos Wako has dared the United States government to provide evidence linking him to involvement in corruption, as claimed in its latest move to bar him and his family from entering the US.
Senator Wako has come out guns blazing to defend him and his family against what he termed as unfounded accusations that he says is in bad taste.
The former long-serving a-g says a failure by the US to disclose full details of its corruption allegations against him will put a question mark on its publicly avowed support to the fight against graft in Kenya.
On Monday, 18th November, the U.S government announced that it has imposed a ban on former Attorney General and Busia Senator, Amos Wako, his wife and son from visiting the U.S over allegations of involvement in corruption.
The announcement coming 10 years after the US government revoked the then-Attorney General Amos Wako’s visa and permanently suspended his entry into the US on allegations that he had engaged in corrupt actions that adversely affected the national interests of the united states.
The senator remains unfazed over the new visa ban.
While terming the accusations as nebulous and defamatory in nature, the former AG has in four_point statement said previous attempts to get the US government to substantiate its claims came to nought as no reply was given to his lawyer based in Washington D.C.
While insisting that his accusers should prove their allegations, Wako has maintained his innocence, saying he has never been mentioned, suspected, investigated or prosecuted in connection with corruption.
Senator Wako has also told the US government to keep his family out of the allegations since they were not involved in his job as the AG.
He is confident that these developments will not affect his current job.
Senator Amos Wako was Kenya’s longest-serving attorney general, serving from 1991 to august 2011.
He has also previously served as a member of the UN human rights committee.
As to whether the US will come forward to table its evidence against the senator is a matter that remains to be seen.