VIDEO: Who allowed Wetangula to travel to China for anti-corruption forum?
Moses Wetang’ula in China for anti-corruption forum: Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, the high-profile person of interest in the fake gold scam, is set to attend an international anti-corruption meeting in Hong Kong, China.
The suspect, who is reportedly under the spotlight of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for his role in the gold scandal that saw the Dubai royal family lose Ksh400 million, is among leaders representing the Senate, a hallowed House, at the event.
Moses Wetang’ula in China
On Tuesday morning, his colleague nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura shared photos showing them on excursion ahead of the conference.
“We paid a courtesy call at the Faculty of Law of University of Hong Kong where Prof Yash Pal Ghai taught for 10 years,” Mr Mwaura posted on his Facebook.
The Bungoma senator has not been seen in public since his name came up during the investigations into the fake gold scandal.
Despite being mentioned adversely, Mr Wetang’ula, the Ford-Kenya party leader, has remained mute, completely avoiding to speak about it, and shunning any interaction with the media.
According to an audio clip shared on social media, a man believed be the lawmaker is heard mentioning names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to assure a Dubai gold investor, believed to be Mr Ali Zandi, a member of the Saudi royal family, that a gold consignment allegedly seized by Kenyan authorities would be released.
Kenyans on social media have made fun of the fact that the senator is attending the anti-corruption conference.
“Is he supposed to be in that forum seriously?” Caroline Mayor asked.
“The irony and paradox in the caption is top notch from the conference to the names,” said Njoki wa Munyeki.
Some also took time to warn Mr Wetang’ula of the wrath of the Saudi prince.
Amos Ng’ongo advised Mr Mwaura: “Please do not expose the whereabouts of Hon. Moses Wetangula given his current standing with Prince Rashid Al-Maktoum, shingo itaenda (he’ll lose his head).”
Dennis Omooria Nyakeri shared in Ng’ongo sentiments: “So you just decided to betray Wetang’ula by exposing his current location…sad.”
By AMINA WAKO