Investigations into the Dubai gold scam stall

By Mercy Imali

Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have been unable to proceed with  investigations into the Dubai-Kenya gold scam. The KSH 400 million scam roped in the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula.

The investigations hit the wall as Sheikh Maktoum is yet to give consent for statements. DCI officers were to record a statement from the representative of the United Arab Emirates’ ruler Ali Zandi regarding the gold scam.

“Without a statement, it means that there is no complainant. That means there is no case,” said a DCI officer.

Kenya had requested the Sheikh’s administration to facilitate recording of the statements but is yet to receive a response.

On May 22nd the UAE envoy to Kenya, Khalid Al Mualla, denied that the country’s ruler lost Sh400 million to Kenyan fake gold scammers.