DCI speaks on alleged Wetangula gold scam audio


DCI speaks on alleged Wetangula gold scam audio
File image of Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti. PHOTO| COURTESY

Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti says his team is currently probing the leaked telephone conversation alleged to be between Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula and a representative of the Dubai royal family over the fake gold scandal.

According to the DCI, his team is probing the authenticity of the leaked telephone conversation between a man alleged to be Senator Wetangula and a gold merchant presumably from the UAE, demanding to know the status of what is believed to be a gold deal.

Senator Wetangula is currently out of the country on official duty and he could be among top government officials who will be summoned to shed more light on the scam.

On Sunday, Kinoti told Citizen TV his is team is also conducting a forensic trail touching on all suspected criminals within and outside the country, noting that the latest scandal involves an intricate network of cartels, some within government.

“The syndicate involves high and mighty across the world. But rest assured, I will nail each and every criminal involved in this fake gold scandal. Ali Zandi of Dubai is among so many others who have been scammed by these criminals,” said Kinoti.

Detectives from the serious crimes unit, the cyber crime unit and economic crimes are working round the clock in an effort to unmask government officials, politicians and shrewed businessmen behind the fake gold scam that is now threatening Kenya’s diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Meanwhile, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has directed police to expedite investigations on the fake gold scandal implicating dubious businessmen, influential government and political leaders after the leaked audio went viral in social media.

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