Why Babu Owino Doesn’t Want Kenya’s Stolen Money Returned From Switzerland

July 11, 2018

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset on Monday oversaw the signing of a key agreement that clears the way for the recovery of assets acquired through corruption and crime in Kenya and stashed in foreign countries.

According to the two heads of state, the agreement, Framework for the Return of Assets from Corruption and Crime in Kenya (FRACCK), which is also supported by the United Kingdom and the Jersey Island, will create a mechanism for Kenya to recover money stolen by corrupt individuals and hidden in the three countries- Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Jersey Island.

The agreement has been a hot topic of discussion among Kenyans and politicians as well, with Babu Owino adding his voice through Twitter.

According to the outspoken Embakasi East MP, any recovered monies should not be returned to Kenya and should be redirected to China instead.

Babu also agreed with the popular opinion on social media that the money will most definitely disappear in thin air if returned to Kenya.

“The frozen Kenya’s money in Switzerland should be channelled directly to China as part of our debt repayment. Hio pesa ikirudishwa Kenya itapotea kwa upepo!” tweeted Babu.


Babu Owino has told Deputy President William Ruto to wait for his shot at the Presidency as there are other debts to be paid.

Speaking at the late Ben Oluoch’s burial on Monday, the first-time legislator said the debt between Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga remains unpaid.

“The next one is between Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga, it has not been paid yet. I know you have a debt to pay to DP Ruto but he should wait on the line because all the other debts have not been paid yet and they must be paid,” he said.

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