The drama involving Turkish national, Harun Aydin’s arrest by the Anti-terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has served Kenyans online with some comic relief. The controversial foreigner is associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
According to the deputy president, Harun is just an innocent investor who is being victimized by some arrogant government cartels.
The truth of the matter is that Ruto and Harun are putting up a multi-billion COVID-19 vaccine factory in Uganda. The UDA party presidential hopeful said the other day that he assisted Harun get a KES 15 billion loan from Equity Bank.
Equity Bank quickly released a statement distancing themselves from the terror suspect. On 24th October 2001, popular American newspaper New York Times ran a story about Harun’s arrest in Germany’s Frankfurt Airport.
He was apprehended as he was about to board a plane to Tehran, Iran, with suspicious luggage. Fast forward to 7th August 2021, the same guy was arrested in Nairobi on grounds of financing terrorist activities.
Dennis Itumbi quickly created a fake screenshot of a tweet purportedly wrote by Interpol, the international criminal police organization that facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control.
The tweet read, “We have not instructed Kenya to arrest Turkish businessman and neither do we have any warrant for his arrest.” Check out a screenshot of Itumbi’s post below;
What the former State House Director of Digital Communications did not know is that the handle with which he used to fake the communiqué belongs to an American rock band using the name ‘Interpol’. Going through the account, their latest tweet was made on 28th of July about tickets of their upcoming show.
— Interpol (@Interpol) July 28, 2021
On realizing his mistake, Itumbi deleted the fake screenshot and replaced it with a photo of Harun Aydin. The damage had already been done though. This definitely left an egg on his face.