President Uhuru Kenyatta is alleged to have met with Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, over problems he was having with his gold consignment purported to have been held in Kenya.
The Dubai Ruler, according to the Standard, played President Kenyatta and audio in a conversation between the Royal family’s representative and a Kenyan contact, which was leaked online.
He explained how they had been taken in circles in Nairobi over the gold consignment that was to be trucked from DRC Congo and flown out via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Uhuru given damning audio
According to the newspaper, Sheikh Maktoum decided to raise the matter with Uhuru because it had been three months since he had lodged a protest with Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i over the gold consignment allegedly seized at JKIA.
Uhuru reportedly summoned his security bosses. among them was Matiang’i, National Intelligence Service boss Maj Gen Philip Kameru, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai and Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, and played them the audio.
President Kenyatta expressed concerns over the conning schemes and JKIA being used as the base for the operations by syndicates and further demanded immediate action.
According to the paper, President Kenyatta had met the Dubai ruler with Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Others have claimed that it is Raila who brought the gold scam syndicate to the attention of the President after a meeting at a hotel in Dubai.
The Standard reported that Raila was introduced to a Kenyan mentioned in the saga like the one supposed to supply the gold from DRC.
The Kenyan man called a man purporting to be Matiang’i on the phone but Raila declared the person on the other end was not the Interior CS.
Allegedly the extortion ring includes some Government officials who facilitate the movements of their victims to the secure section at JKIA, where they have leased space for their fraudulent businesses.