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Peru: Confrontation between Keiko, Kenji Fujimori affects father

12:39 | Lima, Mar. 29.

The public confrontation between the siblings Keiko and Kenji Fujimori affects their father, former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), his personal doctor Alejandro Aguinaga affirmed.

"These situations affect him," he told Canal N adding they hope "problems can be solved as soon as possible and in the best way."

79-year-old Fujimori was on Wednesday admitted to Lima's Centenario Clinic for severe dehydration. As is known, the ex-Head of State was pardoned by former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski last December.

According to Aguinaga —a former Health Minister in the Fujimori administration considered a person close to Alberto and Kenji Fujimori— the 37-year-old congressman has been clear about the videos, in which he allegedly participated in negotiations in exchange for public works.

The Public Prosecutor's Office has ordered the opening of a preliminary investigation on three legislators who appeared in the videos. Said recordings showed lawmakers allegedly negotiating public works in exchange for votes against the impeachment motion pending on then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.

Afterwards, the opposition alleged that the embattled President's allies were trying to buy votes ahead of the corresponding impeachment session debate. The revelation led to the resignation of former President Kuczynski last week, who was succeeded by President Martin Vizcarra.

The current investigation includes legislators Kenji Fujimori, Bienvenido Ramirez, and Guillermo Bocangel, as well as former Transport and Communications Minister Bruno Giuffra, for the alleged crime of improper bribery and others to the detriment of the State.

In addition, it arranged for opposition Fuerza Popular party Congressman Moises Mamani —who made the recordings— to be notified so that he can give his testimony next week and provide all the information he has.

"The main thing is that this will be clarified for everyone. Therefore, investigations must be carried out with the greatest balance possible to get to the truth," Aguinaga said.

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Published: 3/29/2018
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