Kenyan Official Reveals US Government’s Disruption of Worldcoin Delegation’s Detention Efforts
In a recent development, Kenyan law enforcement detained two high-ranking Worldcoin executives as they tried to leave the country. The Kenyan Interior Minister. Kithure Kindiki, disclosed that the U.S. government played a pivotal role in securing their release.
According to reports from The Nation, the U.S. authorities asserted that the departing executives had not committed any crimes warranting their arrest. Instead, the U.S. government committed to making them available when necessary.
This incident occurred against a backdrop of increased scrutiny from Kenyan authorities regarding the Worldcoin project. In an effort to address concerns raised by the Kenyan government. Worldcoin representatives, led by Alex Blania, appeared before a parliamentary committee tasked with investigating the crypto project’s activities.
Confirming the failed attempt to detain Blania and his colleague, Kindiki explained, “They [Worldcoin executives] tried to leave the country but were stopped and put in custody. However, the U.S. government intervened, saying they should be allowed to leave because they haven’t yet been found guilty of committing a crime and gave an undertaking that it will produce them when required.” Thomas Scott, the legal spokesperson for Tools for Humanity, was the other detained Worldcoin representative.
The Kenyan government’s move to apprehend these executives occurred shortly. After Kindiki attempted to link crypto-related activities to money laundering and terrorism financing during his testimony before the parliamentary committee. Kindiki contended that the Worldcoin situation validated the Kenyan government’s cautious stance on cryptocurrencies as a whole.
Clever Robot News Desk 21st September 2023