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Turkish investor linked to DP Ruto detained by ATPU

[Tinderet MP Oscar Sudi with Turkey Embassy officials. Photo/Courtesy].

Turkish investor Harun Aydin-who has links to Deputy President William Ruto has been detained by Kenyan Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) shortly after arriving at the Wilson Airport on Saturday.

He was from a recent trip to Uganda.

No information has been released to the public about the 55-year-old businessperson, although the Turk was at the heart of Deputy President William Ruto’s recent aborted Ugandan trip.

He was among five others who were to accompany the DP to Uganda on a private visit to President Yoweri Museveni.

The others were; MPs Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Oscar Sudi (Kapsaret), Benjamin Tayari (Kinango), Mombasa based businessman David Lang’at, Elijah Rono and Eric Ruto.

His Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi took to Twitter on Saturday, claiming that he had been denied access to his client who is currently detained by the Kenya Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU)

 “Apparently, the right to counsel doesn’t apply to Turkish national Mr Harun Aydin arrested by the Kenyan police,” I have been denied access to see him allegedly on ‘orders from above’,” said Mr Abdullahi.

Lawyer Abdullahi was in the company of lawyer Cliff Ombeta, Kapreset MP Oscar Sudi and the Turkish Deputy Ambassador to Kenya to the ATPU headquarters.

Recently in an interview with national vernacular radio station DP Ruto defended Mr Aydin saying he is an established businessman.

“Don’t listen to those saying he is a terrorist. He is a businessman who has invested heavily in our country. The Turkish embassy confirmed he is genuine and has no criminal record,” said Ruto.