Wednesday May 15, 2019-National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga was among senior government officials who their names were dragged into a Sh 400 fake gold scandal.
Criminals, who had access to State House and Harambee House, were planning to con the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Mahktoum ‘s business associate Ali Zandi who runs a gold trading company in Dubai had informed the ruler tha their gold consignment worth millions of shillings from DR Congo had been detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
It also emerged yesterday that a well-known political operative tried to unsuccessfully drag ODM leader Raila Odinga into their scheme.
“When Raila was in Dubai a few weeks back, this operative went to his hotel and asked Raila to help secure the release of the gold at JKIA. He then called a number saved in his telephone as CS Fred Matiangi and handed it to Raila.
"But Raila quickly realised that it wasn’t Matiang’i on the line and returned the phone to the owner. He warned him against using his name in his dealings and ordered him out of his hotel,” a Raila aide told journalists on Tuesday.
After sensing it was a conning scheme, Sheikh Maktoum informed President Uhuru Kenyatta who ordered the crackdown of the scheme.
Already 15 people have been arrested and police are also investigating Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula, who is said to be the mastermind of the scheme.
The Kenyan DAILY POST