Equity Bank has refuted claims that it gave Turkish businessman Harun Aydin any money.
Appearing before the National Assembly’s Finance Committee chaired by Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga, Equity Bank’s Managing Director Gerald Warui said the bank does not have any relationship with Aydin.
“Turkish Businessman Harun Aydin doesn’t have any relationship with Equity bank. He’s not our Customer, doesn’t posses any Credit facility from us,” Warui said.
The Committee is probing the controversial deportation over Aydin over claims of being involved in shoddy businesses.
Earlier, while shading more light on his aborted trip to Uganda, which had Aydin as part of the delegation, Deputy President William Ruto noted that he was working with an investor who was keen to build a factory in Uganda.
During the interview, the DP said that he helped the investor secure a Sh15 Billion loan at Equity bank.
“The investor at the factory approached me 2 years ago asking for my help to get an investment loan from Equity Bank
“I made a call and he was given Ksh 15 billion and he is now building the factory in Uganda. That is the reason why I was there,” DP Ruto said.
Following the the interview, many interprated the investor to be Aydin, even though the DP did not specifically mention him.