Uhuru back in Nairobi, to address Pandora Papers issue

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President Uhuru Kenyatta jetted back to the country last night after a week’s extensive trip to the US and the Caribbean on a number of state assignments, among them, chairing a sitting at the United Nation Security Council in New York, and holding bilateral talks with President Joe Biden.

While away on his trip President Uhuru promised to address the controversial Pandora Papers leaks which linked his family and their matriarch Mama Ngina Kenyatta to offshore accounts and investments in Europe running into billions of Kenyan shillings.

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The President while speaking during the UN Security Council debate on Tuesday in New York, the president explained he has also not been mentioned in any illegality in the leaks.

“First and foremost my name is not there. Secondly, there has been no mention of any illegality or wrongdoing on my part,” Uhuru said.

In an earlier response before landing in the US, Uhuru neither denied nor discredited the leakage, saying such reports will enhance financial transparency in Kenya and worldwide.

“The Pandora Papers and subsequent follow-up audits will lift that veil of secrecy and darkness for those who cannot explain their assets or wealth,” Uhuru said in a brief statement on the eve of his visit to the United States.

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Today, the president will be leading the country in marking the Kenya Defence Forces Day at the Kahawa Barracks with planned commissioning of a new hospital in Nairobi.

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