Politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto have tabled new demands after Opposition Chief Raila Odinga disclosed that he met Dubai businessmen and blew the whistle on the fake gold scam.

Speaking in Narok County on Saturday, the leaders called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to investigate the ODM leader, because there is proof that he was involved in the scam.

We call on the investigating agencies to do their work over the fake gold. If Odinga does not record a statement, then we would know that the DCI is engaging in a cover up,” said Narok Woman Representative Soipan Tuya.

Ms Soipan added that people like Odinga were the ones giving our country a bad name and we now risk being called criminals by foreigners.

File image of Raila Odinga
File image of Raila Odinga

We are now at risk of being tagged criminals by foreigners. Yet, for a long time, we have guarded our image globally,” said added.

Narok East MP who had hosted the DP in his constituency Ken Aramat said that the former Prime Minister was fooling Kenyans into believing that he is an anti-corruption crusader, something he is not.

Raila Odinga

Their words came after Raila Odinga revealed that he met the Dubai businessmen who were swindled in the fake gold syndicate that saw names of President Uhuru Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and CS Fred Matiang’i cropping up.

Odinga revealed that it was his timely intervention during a meeting with the Dubai-based victims that saw the scandal brought to light.

DP Ruto's allies’ table fresh demands after Raila confirmed he met Dubai-based businessmen in fake gold scam
DP Ruto's allies’ table fresh demands after Raila confirmed he met Dubai-based businessmen in fake gold scam

I was the whistle-blower in the fake gold syndicate when I discovered some people were using senior government officials’ names to con businessmen,” said the former Prime Minister.

He stated that during the meeting, he was given a phone recording between the victims and the fraudsters in which the fraudsters alleged that they had secured the help of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i in releasing the gold consignment allegedly held at JKIA.

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,” revealed Raila.