Wetang’ula finally speaks out on Dubai gold saga


Wetang'ula finally speaks out on Dubai gold saga
Bungoma Senator and FORD-Kenya Party leader Moses Wetangula. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula has broken his silence on the Dubai gold scandal saying it is a non-issue and he is not aware of any summons.

Though the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji indicated that the Senator has a date with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Wetangula maintains he had no role in the saga.

Wetangula became a person of interest in the gold scandal while away in Hong Kong, China.

This was after an audio clip surfaced where a man, said to be the Ford Kenya party leader, was captured in a conversation with a suspected representative of a royal family in the United Arab Emirates.

The DPP immediately ordered for a probe into the clip.

Reports had indicated that detectives had summoned him on Wednesday but the Ford – Kenya party leader says he was unware of such summons.

“Honorable Wetangula who has been summoned was out of the country and now that he is back I think he has a date today with the DCI,” said DPP Haji.

“I am here for my party meetings. I am not aware of what you are talking about, it is a non-issue to me and I don’t want to engage in it….,” said Wetangula.

As per media reports Wetangula was expected to shade more light on a scam that has shaped public debates for weeks now.

DPP Haji had also directed the DCI boss George Kinoti to investigate the audio clip and report back to him within 7 days.

“7 days is within reason ….and as I said, some people were outside the country…once they  are back they will write their statements… and its finished we will get it….,” said Haji.

Kinoti has since said they have solid leads on suspects involved in the fake gold racket in Kilimani; some of whom are influential politicians, businessmen, lawyers and judicial officers.

He further revealed that the suspects have been enjoying protection from some corrupt senior police officers and officials at the Kenya Airports Authority and the Immigration Department.

Politician Zaheer Jhanda who recently spoke out over his links to the royal family in Dubai is said to have consulted with a Dubai-based gold merchant who was supposed to ferry gold worth Ksh.30billion through Nairobi.

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