Kenyan MP, Gideon Moi accused of benefiting off South Sudan’s bloody conflict – The Sentry

 

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President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Baringo County’s Senator, Gideon Moi at the State House in Juba (File/Supplied/Nyamiledia)

September 23rd 2019 (Nyamilepedia)-A Kenyan politician and Senator of Baringo County, Gideon Moi, is among the global business dealers accused by The Sentry of making millions of dollars from South Sudan’s deadly conflict that has killed some 382,000 people and driven millions from their homes.

Last week, The Sentry released a landmark investigation report that identified international groups and companies, accusing them of benefiting from the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, while millions of people live below the poverty line across the country.

According to The Sentry, Kenyan lawmaker Gideon Moi is a major shareholder in a company called Lukiza Ltd, a corporate consortium, Caltec Corporation and Conex Energy, which is believed to be owned by President Kiir daughter, Adut.

“Just two months after the December 2013 massacres in Juba, Conex Energy, a company controlled by Kiir’s daughter Adut, his son-in-law Nardos Ghebeyehu and Akot Lual Arech — a close adviser to the President affiliated with the NSS (National Security Services) — formed the joint venture Caltec Corporation with South Sudan-registered Lukiza Limited,” said the report.

The report added that: “Gideon Moi, an influential senator who is the son of former Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, has a partial ownership stake in Lukiza. Caltec’s website describes the firm as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to specifically engage in the provision of services in the oil sector, waste management, drilling, logistics and air transportation are among the services it says it provides.”

In response to the allegations, the Kenyan MP denied the allegation that the report published by The Sentry was fictional and provided no evidence.

“I am not a shareholder of the company and I have never and I am not profiting from the proceeds of war as alleged in the fictitious report. I have neither received any single cent from the government of South Sudan nor am I doing any business with the South Sudan government. My lawyers are already in the process of instituting legal proceedings against The Sentry and its authors,” he said.

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