ODM Leader Raila Odinga has spoken for the first time in public regarding the infamous fake gold scandal. Odinga said he caught the businessman who was trying to use senior government officials names to con foreign nationals and informed the president about what was going on.
“I was the whistle-blower in the fake gold syndicate when I discovered some people were using senior government officials’ names to con businessmen.I told the businessmen that whoever they were told would clear their gold was not Matiang’i after I was handed over a phone after one of them said he had spoken to Matiang’i. I clearly identified the voice on the other end as being of a different person altogether,” he said.
While speaking in Kisii during the burial of Dr David Ombati, who was Jaramogi Oginga Odinga’s personal doctor, the AU High Representative for Infrastructure told the public Interior CS Fred Matiang’i was as clean as snow.He said the audio recordings trying to link the CS to the scam have malicious and fake content intended to taint Matiangi’s name.
“Matiang’i is as white as cotton and we will not allow anybody to taint his name or the image of any hardworking government officer. Those faking video clips or voices should be ready to face the law,” Odinga said.
Raila revealed the gold was to leave the country through Wajir Airport after getting clearance from the fake Matiang’i. He said he had confidence in the CS who at one point worked in his office while he was the country’s Prime Minister between 2008 to 2013.
These pronouncements are a slap in the face of William Ruto who had tried by hook and crook to link Odinga and Matiang’i to the scandal for political reasons.