Why Uhuru Has Ordered Crackdown on Fake Gold Syndicate

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto./COURTESY

    Key political figures within Jubilee and outside the ruling party are knee deep in a fake gold syndicate which has a  broad network of victims to other nations outside Kenya.Politicians have turned their attention to this lucrative business as they are assured of quick cash and can easily bury their trail, without being caught.Turns out the fake gold syndicate, which has been going on for a while is a scheme for these leaders to raise billions ahead of 2022.

    This crackdown was ordered after the scammers went for ruler of United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who then directly gave President Uhuru Kenyatta a call and  complained to him that his gold had been seized at JKIA.

    Ali Zandi who runs a gold trading company in Dubai had informed Sheikh Maktoum that  their gold consignment worth millions of shillings from DR Congo had been detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

    Apart from the pressure exerted on President Uhuru Kenyatta by the UAE ruler, the scammers also wanted to rop in Raila Odinga in their dirty business, but spectacularly failed after Raila Odinga chased them out of his room while in Dubai. Raila would then inform the head ofvstae on what was going, and warned him top officials in his government were involved.This is said to have angered the head of state even further.

    ”When Raila was in Dubai a few weeks back, this operative went to his hotel and asked Raila to help secure the release of the gold at JKIA. He then called a number saved in his telephone as CS Fred Matiangi and handed it to Raila. But Raila quickly realized that it wasn’t Matiang’i on the line and returned the phone to the owner. He warned him against using his name in his dealings and ordered him out of his hotel,” a Raila aide said on condition of anonymity.

    This fake gold syndicate is being run by influential politicians and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula’s name has been adversely mentioned.

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