Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that he had reached out to his deported Turkish associate Harun Aydin.
In his statement, Ruto said that he contacted the Turkish businessman and apologized for the alleged harassment by the Government of Kenyan.
Deputy president criticised the government officials whom he claimed politically arrested and deporting Aydin.
The Deputy President also accused the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) of torturing the Turkish national while he was in their custody.
“Just talked & apologized on behalf of GoK to Aydin Harun, now in Turkey, who was politically arrested, tortured & falsely profiled as a ‘terrorist’ but later asked to fly out not to shame those involved. Political pettiness is expensive/dangerous & will destroy our economy. SHAME” DP Ruto stated.
The Turkish businessman was deported on Monday morning, August 9, 2021, after spending two nights in ATPU’s custody.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi who represented Harun Aydin condemned the government for allegedly deporting Aydin who was set to appear at the Kahawa West Law Courts for a hearing of his case.
He, however, clarified that Aydin had not been formally deported and that he left the country for Turkey on his own volition.
Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen alleged that Aydin was released by the Kenyan Government following pressure from the Turkish Government.
“The truth is that the pressure from the Turkish government was unbearable. Questions were asked & answers are a MUST,” Murkomen stated.