Turkish national Arun Aydin who was at the center of Deputy President William Ruto’s aborted trip to Uganda last week has been deported.
According to Lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi, Arun Aydin was deported on Monday, August 9 early in the morning. Kivumbi.co.ke is yet to independently verify these allegations.
“Confirmed Arun Aydin was deported. The government realized it cannot sustain a criminal case (against him),” Ahmednasir wrote on his Twitter page.
In a press address at Kahawa Law Courts, where the Turkish National was set to be presented, the lawyer termed Aydin’s deportation as a political witch hunt due to his association with DP Ruto.
“We were ready to start a criminal case. Deportation is done according to the law. We will challenge the deportation and bring him back,
“Special administrative decisions can be challenged. This is extralegal deportation; the law is a casualty here,” the lawyer said.
Before confirming the deportation of the Turkish national, lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi protested a move by the police to block him from accessing Harun Aydin in detention.
Aydin was arrested on Saturday, immediately after landing at the Wilson Airport in Nairobi from Uganda.
He was taken into custody by anti-terror police officers, where he was detained until his deportation on Monday morning.
The man is a business ally of DP William Ruto, and they were meant to travel to Uganda together on August 2, before Ruto was denied travel clearance.
However, DP Ruto has defended Harun Aydin against accusations that he has terrorism links.
After his arrest on Saturday, William Ruto came out to protest, terming it as a strategy by government officials to settle political scores.
“Turkish investor, Aydin Arun, is a victim of top-down arrogance bred by patronage & cartels that criminalize enterprise.
Importers’ goods declared contraband, Africa spirits closed, Keroche harassed, now an investor with valid papers labeled a terrorist. The tragedy of political pettiness,” DP Ruto wrote in a tweet.