City Businessman Introduces Never-Heard Testimony on Fake Gold Saga

  • Officers display fake gold nabbed in a Kilimani home May 13, 2019 File
  • Flamboyant businessman, Don Bosco Gichana, came clean regarding the recent gold scam saga that had implicated several top politicians.

    He was speaking during an interview on Hot 96 FM on Thursday, hosted by Jeff Koinange and Professor Hamo.

    In a shocking confession, Gichana claimed to have been approached by Raila Odinga's political detractors (whom he chose not to name) with a bag full of money to hand himself over to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and implicate the ODM party leader in the scam deal.

    Businessman Don Bosco Gichana talking to the Nation at his home in Mombasa on October 5, 2018.

    He also shed new light on the case that was brought up by the alleged representative of the United Arab Emirates Royal family, Ali Zandi.

    "In my opinion, Zandi is nothing but a crook who got a bit of his own medicine when he got swindled via an elaborate imaginary gold deal," Gichana remarked.

    He added that no one could verify Zandi's claims of being the official representative of a relative of the Emirates' Royal family.

    "Zandi who allegedly lost Ksh400 million to gold deal scammers is just a typical case of a victim name-dropping in order to intimidate the perpetrators," he asserted.

    Gichana argued that Ksh400 million is of little consequence to a family as wealthy as the Emirates royalty.

    "What is Ksh400 million to such people? This is money I have seen and touched back in the day. I don't think the Sheikh of the Emirates would even need his gold to come through Nairobi, one call from him and the gold, if it ever existed, would be chartered directly to him," he divulged.

    He also maintained that the only reason he was ever pictured with Bungoma Senator, Moses Wetangula, was because he had made a point of visiting the handful of politicians who had helped raise the Ksh13 million fine that facilitated his release from prison in Tanzania.

    Gichana disclosed that the other person of interest in the gold scam saga, Zaheer Jhanda, was married to his niece and had confessed to him that he was indeed consulted to facilitate the deal.

    The flashy businessman with political ambitions went on to divulge that he had met with Nairobi Governor, Mike Sonko, as he submitted his official application for the position of Nairobi Deputy Governor.

    Deputy President William Ruto with Kisii politician Don Bosco Gichana at the DP's office in Karen