President Biden on Thursday gave a warm welcome to White House Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose family – such as Biden’s own – has been accused of doing business abroad.
Kenyatta and six relatives were recently exposed as owners of 13 offshore companies in the so-called Pandora Papers leak, one of which has 30 30 million in assets.
No one has solved the scandal with the availability of the short press, with Biden calling Kenyatta a champion of democracy, despite the fact that the International Criminal Court has accused him of murder and rape after the disputed election. Applying
Thank you for your leadership in defending the peace, security and democratic values of the region and our country. You have a job, “Biden told Kenyatta in the Oval Office.
“I’m glad to have you here.”
The President of Kenya said in English, “President Biden visited Kenya in his previous life where we had the opportunity to meet as Vice President.
“We’re also going to talk about financial transparency and accelerating economic growth,” Biden said, referring to corruption.
No president has questioned reporters.
The White House said in a statement Tuesday that the meeting would “highlight the need for transparency and accountability in the national and international financial systems.”
The African leader claimed that the leak “could be an opportunity to increase financial transparency and openness in Kenya and around the world.”
Kenyatta’s alleged corruption overshadowed other issues that were expected to be discussed with leaders ب including a shot of Johnson & Johnson’s CO 17 million dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the African Union.
A White House initial statement said Biden and Kenyatta would further discuss efforts to “defend democracy and human rights, advance peace and security, accelerate economic growth and tackle climate change.”
Kenyatta has been indicted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, including rape and murder, for allegedly organizing ethnic violence that killed hundreds after the disputed 2007 election. The ICC dropped the allegations in 2014, citing the Kenyan government’s refusal to co-operate.
Biden administration officials said in a background call with reporters Thursday that the White House had raised the possibility of talking about financial transparency because Kenyatta had mentioned it.
“The president has taken note of President Kenyatta’s statement that the release of the Pandora Papers will increase financial transparency and openness around the world,” said a senior administration official.
A reporter asked on the call, “Does the president care that he is giving this big platform to someone who is as deeply corrupt as President Kenyatta?”
“President Biden is certainly engaged with many leaders in moving forward. You know his foreign policy priorities, the most important of which is to address and combat corruption,” the senior official said.
White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki made the remarks Wednesday when a VOA reporter told her to set meeting priorities “considering the Pandora Papers’ revelations that they are rich, Kenya’s president of noise Owns the entire network of companies. “
“Let me finish my answer,” Saki said as the journalist tried to suppress him. “That doesn’t mean you don’t meet people with whom you disagree,” Saki said. [with]. ”
The Biden family faces its own controversy, including the business plans of its first son, Hunter Biden, and the president’s brothers. Jim Biden And Frank Biden
When Biden was vice president, Hunter Biden took a ڈالر 1 million annual job on the board of Brisma, a Ukrainian energy company, despite his lack of industry experience, while his father led the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy.
Hunter Biden is still the co-owner of a Chinese investment firm that was formed in December 2013, 12 days after joining Air Force Two on a tour of Beijing with his father, according to recently reported business records. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is jointly owned. Chinese government agencies.
Documents and photos from a laptop previously owned by Hunter Biden show that Biden. Attended a 2015 dinner. With a group of her son’s colleagues in DC – including the three Kazakh and Russian billionaire Yelena Batorina and her husband, former Moscow mayor Yuri Luzkov.
A report released by the Senate last year states that a firm affiliated with Hunter Biden was involved. Received $ 3.5 million. From Batorina in 2014. Emailed seconds of that time.Son Thanking your dad on the occasion.
A 2017 email from Hunter Biden’s laptop stated 10% separately. For the “big man” A Chinese energy company as part of a possible deal. Former Hunter Biden Business Partner Tony Babolinski told Joe Biden. He was a “big man”