Kenyan majority leader refutes possession of Somali citizenship

National Assembly Majority leader, Aden Bare Duale has dismissed claims that he holds both Somali citizenships.

Duale said he has never held citizenship of another country and never will he do so.

This comes after an anti-corruption agency in the country launched investigations into claims that several public officers hold dual citizenship, thus contravening the Leadership and Integrity Act.

EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak said the commission would take action, including mechanisms of removal from office of such officers if found guilty.

Garissa township member of parliament said he is proud Kenyan who has never held another nationality other than Kenyan.

“It is a matter of public notoriety that I am a proud Kenyan citizen and I do not hold dual citizenship and I have never held citizenship of another country and will never do.” confirmed on his official Twitter account.

He blamed certain politicians for driving the propaganda after his refusal to facilitate the approval of Mwende Mwinzi for appointment as the Ambassador to South Korea adding that parliament shall not be arm-twisted or blackmailed.


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