Sang writes to State, Interpol over 2014 Ksh.1B drug consignment in war with Joho


Sang writes to State, Interpol over 2014 Ksh.1B drug consignment in war with Joho
Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang in a past address. PHOTO | FILE

In Summary

  • The Nandi county boss wants the information to help him file a response to a defamation suit by Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho.
  • This comes after Mr. Sang, among a section of other Jubilee leaders, early this month accused Governor Joho of being involved in drug trafficking.
  • Joho, in retaliation, filed the defamation suit against the leaders – namely Governor Sang, MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) – on February 5, 2019.

Nandi County Governor Stephen Sang’ has now written to national and international security agencies seeking details of ownership of a 2014 drug consignment destroyed at the port of Mombasa.

The Nandi county boss, through a letter filed on Thursday by his advocate Dunstan Omari, wants the information to help him file a response to a defamation suit by Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho.

 

“On or about 29th August 2014, the State under the supervision of the President, various Cabinet Secretaries, the Inspector General of Police blew up a luxury hatch referred to as Amin Darya or MV Alnoor that had been laden with 370.8 kilograms of heroin valued at Ksh.1.3 billion, this was a bold move to declare war against drugs trafficking,” read the letter.

Mr. Sang – in the letter addressed to Cabinet Secretaries Fred Matiang’i (Interior) Raychelle Omamo (Defense), and I.G Joseph Boinnet – questioned why the identities of the owners of the consignment in the ship were yet to be revealed.

The letter was also copied to Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, International Central Bureau (Interpol), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Office of the President of the Republic of Kenya as well as the Registrar of the Kenyan Judiciary.

This comes after Mr. Sang, among a section of other Jubilee leaders, early this month accused Governor Joho of being involved in drug trafficking.

Joho, in retaliation, filed the defamation suit against the leaders – namely Governor Sang, MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) – on February 5, 2019.

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