Oct 23, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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President Uhuru Kenyatta responds: Pandora Papers will lift secrecy on unexplained wealth

In a statement released Monday afternoon, President Kenyatta said the reports touching the fortunes of his family and other heads of state would go a long way toward improving financial transparency and openness in Kenya and around the world.

“The flow of illicit funds, the proceeds of crime and corruption thrive in an environment of secrecy and darkness,” he said.

He also indicated that following up on such a financial audit would help Uncover inexplicable wealth.

“The Pandora Papers and subsequent audits will lift this veil of secrecy and darkness for those who cannot explain their fortune or wealth,” said President Kenyatta.

< However, the statement did not address the specific allegations made in the reports based on the Pandora papers.

He said it would be full Constantly addressing it when he returns from an official visit to America.

Dozens of world leaders have been featured in reports exposing their offshore dealings.

Aside for Head of state mentioned include Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis, Colombian singer Shakira and German supermodel Claudia Schiffer.

The Pandora papers are based on documents leaked to ICIJ .