Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has come out to defend a Turkish businessman who was part of William Ruto’s entourage to Uganda before the DP was barred from leaving Wilson Airpot with them.
According to the Sudi, Harun Aydin is a business person, dealing with modern fruit farming and not a terrorist as portrayed by media reports which also claimed he is wanted.
In what appeared to be an escalation of relations between Ruto and his boss Uhuru Kenyatta, the DP was made to wait for more than 5 hours at the airport’ss VIP lounge to get clearance from ‘above’, clearance which never came.
“Harun is a Turkish investor interested in modern fruit farming and not a terrorist as alleged. If anyone is in doubt about the details of Ayadin Harun then they can visit the Turkish embassy for more information.,” Oscar Sudi said in a post on his Social Media.
He further stated that Aydin has business interests in Uganda and the country’s President Yoweri Museveni is aware of it.
“To the doubting Thomases, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is not a kid to deal with someone of questionable repute, you can use your diplomatic connection and inquire from Ssebo (Yoweri Museveni) himself the kind of interest that the Businessman has in Uganda,” Oscar Sudi added.
The expose’ on Ruto’s failed trip has raised further reactions from other members of his camp.
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga called out media platforms for allegedly scaring away investors.
The report by Daily Nation indicated that Aydin has been accompanying DP Ruto to his trips outside the country, and has had terror links before.
“On July 5, he departed with William Ruto and returned from Sudan on July 7 through Eldoret. On July 23, he departed with the former agriculture minister for Zanzibar and returned on July 24,” the source told Daily Nation.
However, the deputy president’s allies have said that his failed trip was a way of curtailing his freedom of movement.
They have also termed this as a humiliation to the deputy president by Uhuru’s government.