KDF do not smuggle sugar into Kenya, says MP
24 August 2015, 12:28
Nairobi - The chairman of parliamentary Defence and Foreign Relations committee, Ndung’u Gethenji on Monday ruled out reports that Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) was smuggling sugar into the country through the port of Kismayu in Somalia.
Gethenji who is also Tetu MP stated that KDF do not and has never worked in cohoots with Somalia based terror group, Alshabaab in illegal businesses.
Speaking at Gichira Shopping Centre after touring his constituents, Gethenji said KDF’s Linda Nchi Operation has disrupted most of Al Shabaab's illegal activities in Somalia.
He maintained that KDF’s mission in Somalia was to bring stability in the warring country.
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“Those raising accusations that KDF was smuggling sugar were beneficiaries of the illegal business before Kenya entered Somalia and closed down the links in Kismayu and Kudar. Not all were happy with Linda Nchi operation because their cash flow was cut,” he stated.
Gethenji said problems marring the sugar sector were due to mismanagement, abuse of office, corruption and theft.
The MP condemned opposition leader, Raila Odinga for claiming that most sugar in Kanyan shops was smuggled in by KDF soldiers in Somalia.
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