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Karachuonyo Politician, A Close Friend To Raila Odinga Arrested Over Fake Gold Scandal

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Karachuonyo Politician, A Close Friend To Raila Odinga Arrested Over Fake Gold Scandal

ODM boss Raila Odinga is yet again in the eye of a storm after one of his close confidants was arrested alongside others in a 21Million gold scamming gone wrong.

Seth Steve Okute , who is the ring leader of the group and a close friend of Raila Odinga, is accused of luring the victim to his Lux Cargo Group offices at Siginon Warehouse within JKIA, in a plot he termed as following up on the victim’s gold from Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Mr Okute has previously been associated with dubious deals but has never been arrested owing to his connections to corrupt government officials.

The suspects obtained the said amount allegedly to expedite a rerouting process of the cargo to the desired destination, before disappearing and leaving the victim stranded.

The police said that the four suspects were working alongside other three accomplices.

The four are in police custody, with charges of obtaining money by false pretenses and conspiracy to defraud being preferred against them.

Last week, four suspects were arrested for allegedly obtaining Sh.29 million by false pretences in  Kasarani, Nairobi county.

Eric Otieno, Antony Achieng, George Kinuthia Mbugua and Arthur Caleb Otieno are accused of obtaining the money from an unsuspecting client, on the pretext that they would sell him gold.

DCI George Kinoti said on diverse dates from April 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020 the four approached a foreign national pretending to be DCI officers on a mission to sell him gold on behalf of an alleged senior detective.

The suspects continued demanding more money from the same victim up to the time of their arrest.

The four are behind bars awaiting further processing for arraignment on Monday.

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