Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has said he has never had any relation with the Dubai Gold investor,Ali Zandi while blaming the state for tapping his international calls. In a statement, Wetangula has distanced himself from the fake gold scandal urging various investigative authorities to bring those involved before the book.
“I have no idea of who Ali Zandi is. I have never seen him before. The whole war is meant to frustrate my presidential ambitions in 2022” Wetangula said in a statement.
Wetang’ula is currently in China for an anti-corruption conference. This comes days after the detectives named him as a person of interest in the Sh400 million fake gold scam. In photos circulating on social media, Wetang’ula was seen alongside nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura.
A photo of the duo pausing outside the University of Hong Kong indicated that they paid a courtesy call at the Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong where Prof Yash Pal Ghai taught for 10 years.
Wetang’ula has been the talk of the town after it emerged that he is at the heart of the fake gold scam.
A leaked audio put the legislator at the heart of the multimillion-shilling fake gold scandal.
In the audio conversation, Wetang’ula dropped the names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition chief Raila Odinga to assure a Dubai gold investor believed to be Ali Zandi that their detained consignment would be released.