Wetangula Clashes With Farmer Over Ksh348,000 Dogs

  • FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula during a press briefing at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
    FORD-Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula during a press briefing at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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  • UPDATE: Sunday, August 29: Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has responded to allegations that he defaulted on payments for dogs worth Ksh348, 000 that he bought from a Nairobi farmer.

    Wetangula, who had bought two male German Shepherd dogs from a dog breeder, James Isokat, on June 11, 2021, confirmed the incident.

    The Senator, however, said that he would not pay back the remaining amount and that he would return the dogs to Isokat after the dog breeder pays back the downpayment of Ksh100, 000 he had initially paid, and claimed that the dogs were overpriced.

    Wetangula threatened to sue Isokat for disturbance.____________________________________________________________________________________________

    Bungoma Senator and One Kenya Alliance (OKA) principal Moses Wetangula is under fire after a Nairobi-based farmer and owner of a dog-selling business accused him of failing to pay for dogs sold to him.

    The farmer, James Isokat, said he supplied the Senator with German Shepherd dogs at his Karen residence on June 11, 2021.

    Speaking to K24 Digital, the farmer claimed that he and Wetangula had agreed to settle for Ksh348, 000 as the total payment for the dogs sold but was only paid Ksh100,000. The Ford Kenya boss allegedly defaulted on the Ksh248,000 arrears.

    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula's living room at his home in Karen, Nairobi
    Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula's living room at his home in Karen, Nairobi
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    “On June 11 this year, Bungoma Senator ordered for well-trained dogs and we delivered at his Karen residence, we charged him Ksh348,100 but he only paid Ksh100,000, the remaining was to be collected the following morning but he has not paid until now. He has been taking me in rounds with numerous threats from his security guards,” narrated Isokat.

    The farmer now says that he has used all means to try and get Wetangula to clear the remaining amount, accusing the Senator of blatantly refusing to pay him.

    “We had agreed on what amount he owed and now he has stolen my dogs because he has not kept his side of the bargain,” complained Isokat.

    The farmer camped at Wetangula's home demanding his money and the legislator is reported to have been very angry at Isokat's insistence and for allegedly causing a fracas outside his Karen home.

    According to K24 Digital, the Senator, confirming the incident, responded to the allegations, saying that he wants the farmer to refund his downpayment of Ksh100,000 for the farmer to take back his dogs, and threatened to sue Isokat for defamation.

    “I have told Isokat to bring back my deposit of Ksh100, 000 and collect his grossly overpriced dogs. Tell him to deliver the payment to my home manager and take his dogs,” responded Wetangula 

    The dog owner revealed that he was set to take the next step in efforts to recover his money back, by filing a case in a court of law.

    “I want him to pay me and compensate for all the training I have done. I have tried all possible means but he seems not ready to pay me,” he told K24 Digital.

    The dog whisperer noted that he had already written to the National Assembly and the Senate about his issue with Wetangula in a quest to inform the two houses of his and Wetangula's matter. 

    The farmer also noted that he reported the matter to the Karen Police station on August 8, and his case was booked.

    An image of a German Shepherd dog breed
    An undated image of a German Shepherd dog breed.
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