Source: Nairobi Star (Nairobi)
30 June 2011
Any American individual who will do business with Mwau will face penalties of up to $250,000 (Sh22.5 million) and 20 years in jail. These penalties are spelt out in the US’ Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. The Act, among other things, includes seizure of property under American jurisdiction.
On June 1, 2011, President Obama identified Mwau alongside businesswoman Naima Mohammed Nyakiniywa as among the significant foreign narcotics traffickers. Mwau has however denied the allegations maintaining that he is a clean man.
The list was updated by OFAC on June 23, 2011 with hundreds of individuals and corporatons named at different dates and years. In the list include Kenyan Ruprah, Sanjivan Singh aka NASR, Samir.
The US says Ruprah was born on August 9, 1966 in Kisumu and his Kenyan passport issued in the United Kingdom. He is listed as a businessman but who also had a Liberian passport and who at one time worked as the Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Maritime Affairs of Liberia.
Named also is an organisation going by the name Vazir which US says has a branch in Kenya. The organisation, according to the US government has also been using other names such as Alharamain Foundation, Alharamain Humanitarian Foundation and Al-Haramain Humanitarian Foundation. In the list also is Sudan Air aka Sudan Airways which the US says has been operating in other countries including Kenya.