Equity bank has denied allegations that it loaned Harun Aydin, a Turkish national who was recently deported from Kenya, Ksh 15 billion.

Appearing before the National Assembly Finance Committee on Wednesday, 25, August, Equity Bank Managing Director Gerald Warui said Harun's name does not appear in their database and that the bank did not administer any loan to the Turkish businessman.

“Harun Aydin does not operate and does not have a banking relationship with us, neither does he have a loan with Equity Bank,” said Warui.

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Deputy president William Ruto had earlier claimed that he helped the Turkish national secure the Ksh 15 billion loan from Equity Bank to be used in the construction of a pharmaceutical company in Uganda, a claim that was denied by Warui.

“I am not aware of that phone call, but maybe given time I can try to find out because we have many senior people at the bank. We also have many board members so it might not have come to my attention who he might have called.”

Equity Bank MD Warui. Image/Twitter

The MD further claimed that in Uganda, the maximum amount of credit that a single client can secure is capped to a limit of Ksh 2.3 billion because of the capital requirement.

The Turkish national was arrested on arrival at Wilson airport on August 7, and was deported two days later.

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