US Lists 2 Kenyans as Drug Kingpins

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United States has added two Kenyans, including a member of parliament, to its list of drug kingpins who face sanctions.

Being added to the list means parliamentarian Tharun Mwau and businesswoman Naima Nyakinywa are now denied access to U.S. financial institutions and barred from transactions with U.S. businesses and individuals.

A recent report by the former U.S. ambassador to Kenya suggested Mwau was involved in drug trafficking and money laundering. Kenyan police say they found no evidence to suggest Mwau was involved in illegal drugs.

The United States added five other people to the drug kingpin list from Colombia, Mexico, Kyrgyszstan and Afghanistan.