Tuesday April 2, 2019-Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's name has been dragged into a gold scam, in which a South African businessman allegedly lost about sh200 million in Uganda.
According to reports, one of the fraudsters, who defrauded businessman Weignew Dessie of Sh200 million gold, introduced himself as a relative to the ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Suspects in the scheme, including a Nairobi-based businessman, Lawrence Malong Lual have already been arrested and locked up in Kampala, Uganda.
Malong, a South Sudanese national who always uploads photos of himself covered in money, is allegedly the mastermind behind the whole scam.
Dessie lost his money while attempting to buy gold from Malong and his partners.
The businessman claimed that during one time, Malong introduced him to Owino, who introduced himself as a senior official.
He was supposed to help him in the transfer of gold which had been shipped from Kampala to Nairobi instead of Dubai by mistake.
Reports indicated that when Owino was contacted, in order for him to facilitate the money transfer, he claimed to be busy in campaigning as he was running for President in Kenya and that he had no time to travel to Uganda.
The Kenyan DAILY POST