Exclusive,Senator Chesang distances self from gold scam claims

  • Senator Chesang distances self from gold scam claims

     

Trans Nzoia Senator Allan Chesang has distanced himself from allegations that he is part of a gold scamming syndicate.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations on Sunday said detectives on Saturday arrested three suspects in Nairobi’s Runda estate in the gold scamming ring linked to the senator.

But in a statement on Sunday, Chesang dismissed the allegations saying they have been manufactured to paint him in bad light.

“It has come to my attention that reports regarding an alleged link to three gold scammers arrested by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation adversely mention my name. These reports are not only frivolous, vindictive and prejudicial, but deliberately manufactured to assassinate my character,” he said.

“I’m denying the allegations which come as a shock to me considering I have no knowledge of who the arrested persons are.”

Chesang subtly blamed politics as the core reason behind the allegations saying he has intelligence that a local leader in Trans Nzoia is threatened by his political growth.

“The local leader shared the alleged information posted by the DCI before the investigations body uploaded the story with a message tailored to assassinate my character,” he said.

The senator added that he will on Monday take legal action and issue a demand letter to the DCI for defamation and for being used to settle political scores.

“I therefore would like to set the record straight that I am a law-abiding citizen and a respected leader and these alleged lackadaisical, intemperate and acrimonious reports are meant to divert attention from the impact I have made as a senator in Trans Nzoia County.”

DCI boss Mohamed Amin said on Sunday the arrested suspects were targeting a South African national whom they intended to defraud a colossal amount of money.

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