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4 Kenyan Lawmakers Suspected of Drug Trafficking

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A top security official in Kenya says four members of parliament are suspected of drug trafficking.

Internal Security Minister George Saitoti named the suspects during a parliament session on Wednesday. The suspects are lawmakers Hassan Joho, William Kabogo, Gideon Mbuvi and Harun Mwau.

The minister said police are investigating the four lawmakers as part of a drug probe that began earlier this month. He said a businessman, Ali Punjani, also is being investigated.

The investigation began after the U.S. Embassy forwarded a list of suspects to Kenya's anti-corruption agency.

Prime Minister Raila Odinga told parliament he has formed a task force to look into the issue. He added the investigation will probably take about two months.

Article by VOA News