Kenya has witnessed the first action after flamboyant businessman Jared Otieno was charged over the ongoing UAE gold scam that has hitherto roped in senior government officials in its wake.
Otieno who appeared before Chief magistrate Francis Andayi, is set to stay in police custody until May 27 when the court will sit to determine his possibility of getting released on cash bail.
Otieno denied charges of conspiracy to defraud, obtaining money by false pretence and that of preparing to commit a felony.
Stanley Kangai, Otieno’s lawyer, remained adamant that his client was being unfairly targeted in the case, saying he is a sacrificial lamb.
In a police raid on Otieno’s multi-million Karen home, police confiscated two of his high-end cars and also CCTV footage of his movements into and out of the home.