LEAKED details of a secret meeting between Ruto and Khawaja in a villa in Dubai last Friday. The villa belonging to Khawaja is located in the swankiest neighborhood of Mirdif.
It’s not known what was discussed, but the meeting was also attended by the CEO of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), Mr. Sandeep Chouhan. Its believed Khawaja’s accounts at the bank actually belong to Ruto.
Ruto’s trip was so secretive that the Presidential escort commander for a moment couldn’t account for his whereabouts. Ruto travelled with only two people, former Mombasa senator Hassan Omar and a PA.
Kenyan embassy officials in the UAE were also not aware of Ruto’s Dubai visit. It is believed Ruto chartered a private Bombardier global 7500 executive jet from JKIA.
Adil Khawaja is Ruto’s lawyer and close confidant. He’s also a former KCB Bank Non-Executive Director. Khawaja has been in the past alleged to have laundered money for DP Ruto.
During his stint at KCB, CBK flagged dubious transactions involving Ruto’s relatives and Khawaja. Monies from Ruto’s relatives are believed to have been wired to Khawaja’s law firm, Hamilton Harrison and Mathews.
From Dubai, he traveled to Nigeria where he met former Nigeria vice president Atiku Abubakar. Atiku is a controversial figure in Nigeria. The U.S government once issued a federal arrest summons to Atiku for his role in corruption. The U.S govt also slapped him with a 12-year travel ban.
Ruto and his lean entourage are expected back at in the country on Sunday