A few days ago, former prime minister Raila Odinga has broken silence about the fake gold scam that he was mentioned in in a leaked audio. Raila has said that he is one who outed the people involved in the gold scam. Raila absolved the other person mentioned in the clip — Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i — describing him a victim of a witch-hunt.
“I was the whistle-blower in the fake gold syndicate when I discovered some people were using senior government officials’ names to con businessmen,” he said.
He went on to say that some people mentioned in the leaked audio like CS Fred Matiangi are being used by the malicious people.
“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,” said Raila