Presidential candidate writes to 15 countries to return money stolen from Kenya

Agano party presidential candidate David Mwaure has written to 15 countries and the United Nations demanding the return of billions of Kenyan shillings hidden in offshore accounts by politicians.

In his letters to the United States, United Kingdom, China, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, Seychelles, Jordan, Taiwan, Venezuela and Zimbabwe, Mwaure pleaded with countries to help Kenya repatriate all the stolen money, saying he was one of the reasons the country’s economy was sick.

The letters, with a copy to the United Nations Secretary-General, from Agano’s presidential candidate plead for a multinational investigation into the matter.

According to Mwaure, corruption was the genesis of Kenya’s tribulations and led to high unemployment rates, high cost of living and soaring public wage bill and external debt.

Agano presidential candidate David Mwaure and his running mate Ruth Mutua during a press briefing on June 30, 2022.

Agano Party

“The nation and people of Kenya are currently experiencing a lot of economic suffering ranging from high cost of living, high cost of essential foodstuffs and debt,” the letter read in part.

“It is common knowledge that many development funds and wealth obtained illegally in Kenya have been hidden overseas in official and unofficial tax havens.”

He urged the named countries and the United Nations to return any money that may be hidden there, further stating that the investigations will be extended to other countries.

The debate over money stashed abroad gained momentum in 2021 when an investigative article dubbed “Pandora’s Papers” accused the Kenyatta family of stashing billions in tax havens.

Mwaure is seeking to be Kenya’s fifth president alongside his running mate Ruth Mucheru. The duo campaigned on a platform to root out corruption in the country, saying the current batch of politicians have failed to address the issue.

He has since touted himself as the perfect solution to the challenges facing Kenya, arguing that he has been an outsider who has what it takes to take Kenya to the next level.

“Ruth Mucheru, like me, is concerned about rampant corruption in Kenya, poverty 59 years after independence, the high cost of living, bad leadership that happens with every election and endless bureaucracy and impunity” , said Mwaure when unveiling his candidacy. mate in June.

David Mwaure, Agano presidential candidate

David Mwaure, presidential candidate of Agano.

David Mwaure

He made his political debut in Kenya and is leveraging his academic credentials and years of experience to deliver lasting solutions in the country.

As an evangelist, Mwaure also drew attention to his apparent disapproval of Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah for his call to legalize marijuana cultivation in the country.

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