Car Importers distance themselves from drug allegations

Car Importers distance themselves from drug allegations

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CIAK national Chairman Peter Otieno addressing journalists in Mombasa. They have distanced themselves from drug allegations. PHOTO:OSCAR NYOHA

Mombasa, KENYA: The Car Importers Association of Kenya CIAK has distanced itself from allegations that Car Importers are sneaking drugs into the country, in the name of importing cars.

Addressing the press on Wednesday CIAK national Chairman Peter Otieno, rubbished the claims terming them as mere propaganda aiming to frustrate and embarrass its members who are doing genuine and legitimate business.

Mr. Otieno said that all vehicles that come from Japan are tubeless and urged Mr. Marwa to verify on where exactly the drug stuffing is done.

“We are asking Mr. Marwa, if one is doing wrong business why not arrest him so that the public may get convinced with the allegations rather than hearsay,” said Mr.Otieno.

He added that such allegations may create bad blood between the supplying countries and Kenya, and damage their business, as it may allege that their security systems are weak.

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He further said that as Car Importers they are against the illegal business and urged the security agencies that if any member of the association is involved, they should take him to court.

Earlier last week Mr. Marwa in a news conference, said that drug peddlers are now posing as car importers, sneaking drugs into the country, using car tubes.