BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang seeks information unmasking the real owners of Sh 1.3 billion heroin consignment in a ship that was destroyed at the Port of Mombasa in 2014.
In a letter seen by Nairobi times the Governor has written to several state agencies seeking information relating to the said ownership of the ship.
Sang through his lawyer Danstan Omari has written to the two CS namely Fred Matiang’i and Rachelle Omamo, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet saying he wants to be furnished with all material details and particulars surrounding the ownership with the ship before and after it was captured by state agencies.
The ship referred to as Amin Darya or MV Alnoor was destroyed on August 29, 2014, under the supervision of President Uhuru Kenyatta, various cabinet Secretaries and the IG after it was found with 270.8kg of heroin.
Sang has questioned why the owners of the ship have not been unmasked approximately five years down the line since the ship was blown up.
In the letter, Sang’s lawyer, claim that the information about the said ship will help his client in vindicating him from a defamation suit filed by Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho.
“Doubts about as to who the real owners of this ship and the consignment is and why the owners have not been unmasked five years down the line. The grant of the information sought is in favour of our client’s realization of his right to access information and protection of his rights as an accused person,” stated Lawyer Omari in the letter.
According to the lawyer, the information sought if timeously supplied will go a long way into accelerating the fight against drug trafficking through the promotion of a society is well informed.
Mombasa Governor has since sued his Nandi counterpart and three MPs after they linked him to drug trafficking.
The MPs are Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) and Didimus Barasa (Kimilili).
Through Ochieng’ K & Associates Advocates, Joho accuses the four of deliberately, maliciously and callously employing falsehoods, gossip and slanderous language to maximise hatred against him.
According to the Joho, the four have been spreading allegations aimed at soiling his name knowing very well he would probably contest future elections and indeed, the highest political leadership in the Republic of Kenya.