Senator Amos Wako banned from USA

Busia Senator Amos Wako. [Photo/Africog]

Senator Amos Wako banned from the USA

The United States of America has barred former AG Senator Amos Wako, wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius Wako from stepping foot in America over significant corruption.

“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,” reads part of the statement.

The statement further states that the move was in solidarity with the Kenyan government fight to stem out corruption in the republic.

“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, “reads the statement.

Wako is currently serving as Busia Senator elected through the ODM Party.

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