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DP Ruto tears into Gov’t over Turkish investor’s detention


Deputy President William Ruto has continued throwing missiles to the government over the detention of a Turkish investor Harun Aydin.

Ruto termed the move by government agencies to detain the foreign investor as simply ‘political pettiness’.

The DP said even the Turkish government and its Kenyan Embassy confirmed that Aydin is a renowned international investor and who has never indulged in terrorism or any activities that would breach the country’s security.

Speaking at his Karen residence in Nairobi, Ruto said the move is aimed at chasing away investors, thus leaving the country in a sorry economic state.

Ruto said, those involved in the syndicate are subjecting the country and Kenyans into unending economic threat that will not be easily mended.

“The arrest and detention of Mr. Aydin clearly indicate the top-down arrogance bred by patronage and cartels who want to criminalise enterprise,” said the DP.

He further said that the country is currently facing tragedy of political pettiness urging Kenyans not to relent in ensuring they change the ‘system’.

“Currently, imported goods are declared contraband, African spirits closed, Keroche industries harassed, investors with valid papers labelled terrorists,” said the Deputy President.

Ruto noted that the country is being forced to the wrong direction by some few individuals who will achieve totally nothing.

“By killing the country’s economy, you are only killing Kenyans,” reiterated the DP.

The unending conflict started after the recent aborted Ugandan trip.

Aydin was detained by Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) at Wilson Airport, Nairobi on Saturday.

Police are yet to reveal any official statement of the arrest.

Ruto allies have condemned the harassment meted on Mr Aydin calling for the security agencies to release him.

The Turkish Embassy has since condemned the detention saying Aydin has no terror links.