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Vol 47 No 13

Published 23rd June 2006


Kenya

The Armenian connection

Guns, police, parties - mysterious businessmen claim links with powerful politicians

Mary Wambui, President Mwai Kibaki's second wife, has been repeatedly embarrassed by reports of her links to two men with Armenian names, after a security breach at Jomo Kenyatta airport. On 9 June, as the men were being deported, an altercation broke out with with customs officials and one of them drew a gun. British Airways, among others, is asking how armed men were allowed into restricted airport areas.

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