Iran envoy denies role in plot to free terror suspects

Dr Hadi Farajvand, Iran’s ambassador to Kenya, speaking at the country's embassy in Nairobi on February 25, 2019. PHOTO |DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The diplomat admits meeting two suspects, who reportedly defrauded him of an unknown amount of money on the pretext that they could secure the release of the suspects.

  • The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) on Friday arrested Mr Wesley Kiptanui Kipkemoi and Mr Shemgrant Agyei.
  • The ambassador says Mr Kipkemoi and his friend had contacted him by phone regarding the deal to release the two Iranians.

The Iranian ambassador to Kenya, Dr Hadi Farajvand, who has been linked to a failed attempt to secure the release of two Iranian terror suspects from police custody, now claims he is being victimised.

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