Wetangula terms gold scam a non-issue

Written By: Nancy Okware/Agnes Mwangangi

Senator Moses Wetangula (FILE)

Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula has described the gold scandal probe against him as a non-issue and that he has not been summoned to record any statements by investigative agencies.

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Speaking Wednesday at the party headquarters, Wetangula remained tight-lipped over his alleged involvement in the scam.

“I am here because I am here. I am here for my party meeting. I am not aware of what you are talking about and it’s a non-issue to me and I do not want to engage in it,” said Wetangula.

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The Bungoma Senator now says the saga is inconsequential and he was going on with his legislative duties after jetting back to the country from an official trip in Hong Kong.

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According to reports, Wetangula was expected to shed light on the scam that has linked him following a leaked phone call alleged to be between him and another individual of Arab descent.

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A member of the royal family in Dubai reportedly lost Ksh400 million to scammers triggering a hot political debate in recent weeks with allegations that senior political figures could have been entangled in the racket only acting to thicken the plot.

The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Hajj has however maintained that Wetangula is expected to record a statement within a period of seven days.

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Reports had indicated that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations would summon the Senator to shed more light on a scam that has seen unsuspecting international businessmen lose billions in well choreographed fake gold scandal with Nairobi as its hub.

At the same time the Bungoma Senator said that despite the defection of Deputy Party Leader Bonny Khalwale, the party still remains.




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