The Fake Gold Scam has left many Kenyans baffled at how some few individuals have been minting millions through unscruplous ways.
It has painted a picture of a failed state as the President’s name and those of senior Government officials continue to be used by rogue individuals to con unsuspecting individuals both locally and internationally.
The Fake Gold Scam is threatening to ruin the good ties that has been enjoyed by Kenya and the United Arab Emirates after it emerged that a number of Senior Kenyan officials were involved in the business deal now gone sour.
A Viral Audio Clip of a conversation between Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and Ali Zandi, a Dubai Gold Investor implicated both President Kenyatta and Opposition Chief Raila Odinga in the whole mess.
Raila would however later claim that he was the whistleblower and that thanks to him, the dirty business deal came to the public limelight.
Investigations are currently underway to establish the authenticity of the acrimonious viral audio clip.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji directed the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti to conduct thorough probe of the controversial audio where one party is heard dropping names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila.
Zandi is said to be a business associate of United Arab Emirates ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“I am a hundred per cent sure there is no problem and tell Sheikh not to panic. We are finishing this matter and we will come and toast together,” a man thought to be Wetang’ula is heard saying.
He adds: “We will have to sit down and discuss this issue of money because the amount of money I have seen is not the amount of money you are talking about.”
The phone conversation apparently irritated Zandi, who then says the Sheikh had run out of patience. He warned of “disastrous” consequences if the consignment was not delivered.
The name Zaheer Jhanda is also mentioned as a contact person, although the Kisii-based politician-cum-businessman has not recorded a statement with the police.