The former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe has reacted to Busia senator Amos Wako's feisty defence amid a travel ban imposed by the US.
In a tweet on Wednesday, moments after the televised defence, Dr Akombe reminded the former Attorney General that he served during the president Moi era during which the Goldenberg Scandal and alleged human rights abuses occurred.
"Need we remind you, sir, that you served as AG during the Moi era? Goldenberg scandal, the torture of human rights defenders...., " the former IEBC commissioner's tweet read.
In his press conference, the former Attorney General whose stint came to an end during the Kibaki-led administration, strongly denied that he was involved or tolerated corruption.
He said that he had tried to get the US authorities to lay out their case against him in specific terms but his effort yielded no fruits.
The Busia senator said that the US had been unfair in also imposing a travel ban on his wife and children.
“Today, the Department designates former Kenyan Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako due to his involvement in significant corruption. This designation is made under Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. A, P.L. 116-59),” a statement from the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo read in part.