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Mwau hits out at US over drugs claim

BUSIA
By | Jun 4th 2011 | 2 min read
By | June 4th 2011
BUSIA

By Cyrus Ombati

Kilome MP John Harun Mwau has termed as a threat to his life, his naming by American authorities as a drug kingpin.

He said the authorities in the US want him to withdraw a case he has lodged against former US ambassador to Kenya Michael Ranneberger for linking him to drug trafficking.

Mwau spoke to a local TV station at Parliament Buildings after his name was published among the wanted international kingpins.

"This is a threat because of the case in which I sued Ranneberger, they want me to withdraw it. If they have evidence let them table it. They could be looking for me to kill me. Sometimes they kill people because they don’t want the truth to be known," he said.

He challenged Americans to table any evidence that they have on him.

Maligning people

"If they have evidence they should table it, because I think the American President cannot write something when he has been told lies, so if it has reached that level, we want that report to be given our Attorney General here so that the matter can go to court. If there is a case, instead of maligning people."

He denied claims that he sells drugs.

"I don’t sell drugs, I don’t sell cigarettes and I have no interest in doing that kind of business. You know when they want to snatch your business that is what they do."

"You know they say they uphold human rights and the law, you can not uphold human rights and write dirty things about someone for the whole world to see before you talk to him."

He said he would not take any action but urged the US to table evidence so they could start a formal case.

"If they want money let them ask me to give them, if they want my property let them ask me to give them, but let them not take it by force," he said.

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