Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has responded to an explosive report by the International Consortium on Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) released just hours after his release.
In a statement released Monday afternoon, President Kenyatta said the Reports touching on the wealth of his family and other world leaders would go a long way towards improving financial transparency and openness in Kenya and around the world.
“Moving illegal money, proceeds from crime and corruption thrives in an environment of secrecy and darkness, “he said.
He also suggested that following up such a financial audit would help uncover inexplicable wealth.
” The Pandora- Papers and subsequent follow-up audits will lift that veil of secrecy and obscurity for those who cannot explain their property or wealth “, President Kenyatta said.
However, the statement did not address the specific allegations made in the Pandora-based reports. Papers were collected.
He said he would reply to him in full when he returned from an official visit to America.
Dozens of world leaders and figures were named in the reports who uncover their offshore business.
In addition to the head of state, others mentioned are Jordan’s King Abdullah II, the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the Colombian singer Shakira and the German supermodel Claudia Schiffer.
The Pandora Papers are based on documents leaked to ICIJ.