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Victim reveals the dirty tricks and the untouchables in the fake gold scam as DCI narrow down on 6 suspects

How the fake gold criminal enterprise operates

File image of some of the 15 suspects who were arrested in Kileleshwa with fake Gold at a Milimani court on Tuesday,May 14

A victim who lost millions to Nairobi-based gold scammers has opened up on the dirty tricks and the untouchable kingpins behind the scam as detectives narrow down investigations to six suspected masterminds of the fake gold scandal involving the Dubai royal family.

Muhammet Mertoglu who reportedly lost Sh23 million to Kenyan scammers led by one Samir Munyinyi revealed that the fake gold cartel is well connected with the ability to intercept police files and even killing those who attempt to pursue justice.

“This cartel knows how to use the law and they are well connected. They can intercept police files whenever they want,” he said.

Quoting multiple sources familiar with the investigations, Nation reports that investigations into the most recent scam involving the Dubai royal family has narrowed down to six individuals who are set to appear before the DCI.


They include Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, and flamboyant politician Zaheer Jhanda.

Without revealing names for legal reasons, the publication reported that others are the owner of an aviation company who purportedly owns a plane whose details were used in the alleged con game and a controversial politician who has served a jail term in a foreign country.

A suspected frausdster who has in the past been accused of misusing his firearm and a spouse of one of the suspects is also among the six.

Reports indicate that Mr Jhanda will be questioned on the role his company allegedly played in the controversial deal.


A woman who is linked to the company is also said to have been involved in the transaction, including travelling to Dubai.

Frustrating justice

The criminal enterpris has reportedly put in place a comprehensive plan to ensure that victims never get justice.

Mertoglou who flew into the country from Germany for the fourth time in a month alleged a plot to frustrate him.

In his case, the key witness failed to show up because he had an “emergency”. As a result, the hearing was postponed to August 17.


Three weeks earlier, he had flown into Nairobi after getting an appointment with officers investigating the case.

In a strange twist of events, the officers failed to meet him for unknown reasons even after he camped at the DCI headquarters for hours on the appointed day.

“There are people who are sitting on this matter and want to frustrate me. I was even told I will get killed if I don’t stop following up the matter,” he lamented.


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