While they say a thief has forty days, well; living life with a big spoon funded by mysterious and questionable sources of wealth also has its on and off seasons.
On 23rd February 2019, police netted and arrested eight (8) suspects for imitating “a very senior government official and socialites” to obtain money by false pretenses after an intense operation in search of them.
According to the police,the suspects mimicked President Uhuru Kenyatta and managed to con a city tycoon of his Sh80 million in a purported purchase of land in Milimani, Nairobi.
In an affidavit sworn in the court, police claimed that one of the men called the Sameer Africa Chairman Naushad Merali using a number 0722 208842 and identified himself as President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The arrested suspects who operated as “State House Operatives” include William Simiyu, David Luganya, Gilbert Kirunja, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, Joseph Henry Waswa and Anthony Wafula.
Earlier today, we reported how one of the suspects , Gilbert Kirunji lived the life of a King and owned a 10 bedroom palatial home in Karen.
Well, that was not enough. His other partner in crime, Joseph Henry Waswa, is one flamboyant businessman” who was never left out in living the life of affluence.
In 2017, the Henry Waswa caused a stir when he landed a remote village in Mwingi with four choppers to pay dowry for his bride, Maureen Tabitha. The villagers were treated to an eighth wonder of the world when the whole area was filled with the most luxurious and high-end SUVs they had never seen before.
Henry Waswa who hails from Bungoma county was accompanied by several Mps led by area MP Charles Nguna (Mwingi West), Babu Owino (Embakasi East), Caleb Amisi (Saboti) and Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills). Comedian Chipukeezy was the MC of the event.
According to sources, the philanthropic Waswa reportedly spent a whooping Sh5million on the party that went through the night till dawn. The wedding ring alone is said to have costed Ksh1.6million.
Prior to the 2017 elections, Henry Waswa caused ripples in Western Kenya when he reportedly shown interest in unseating Moses Wetangula from the Bungoma senatorial seat.
Well, good or bad, everything that has a beginning surely has its end. The high flying opulence has been halted by the no nonsense DCI boss George Kinoti who had vowed to go after criminals terrorizing innocent Kenyans of their hard earned cash. The suspects are to face a number of charges including forgery and conspiracy to fraud in obtaining money by false pretense.