Interior and National Co-ordination Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s apology to Harun Aydin after his ‘deportation’ saga.
Speaking on Friday, August 13, the interior CS said that the Kenyan government did not, and will not apologise to the Turkish national for arresting him as it did nothing wrong.
“We have not apologised. Why would we apologise for doing what we are supposed to do?
“We are a government and a country run by law and order. We are members of so many security agencies,
“There is a way governments work with each other,” Matiang’i said in an address to the National security committee.
Fred Matiang’i dismissed DP Ruto’s apology to Harun Aydin, which he said was on behalf of the government of Kenya.
After the Turkish aational was surrendered to his country, DP Ruto took to his social media pages to announce that he apologized to him for being a victim of political prosecution.
“Just talked and apologized on behalf of GoK to Aydin Harun, now in Turkey, who was politically arrested, tortured, and falsely profiled as a ‘terrorist’ but later asked to fly out not to shame those involved,” he wrote.
Even before Matiangi’s dismissal, DP Ruto’s apology had caused an uproar from his political opponents, who asked why he was contradicting the government.
According to Fred Matiang’i Harun Aydin had a criminal record and is involved in money laundering, hence the decision to surrender him to his country, to deal with the case.
Other than money laundering activities, Matiang’i also said that Aydin was operating businesses in Kenya without proper documentation.
“Aydin’s documents show he was working in the energy sector but his contract was a dummy. He got a work permit on 25th June 2021,” he said.
The Turkish National came to the limelight after DP Ruto’s private trip to Uganda was aborted on August 3, 2021.