The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has ordered for speedy investigation into the multi-billion fake gold scam after a phone conversation implicating senior government officials and politicians in the scandal went viral.
Noordin Haji also issued stern warning to those spreading unverified and misleading information based on the subject of the viral audio clip in which names of powerful and influential people were mentioned.
In a statement issued on Saturday, May 18, Haji warned the content of viral audio recording had incited a huge response and incensed Kenyans, especially because it appeared to suggest the president, interior cabinet secretary and former prime minister were part of the gold scam.
“My attention has been drawn to an audio clip making rounds on social media in which an apparent telephone conversation between two speakers, allegations are made suggesting certain information had been conveyed to HE the President, former prime minister and CS Matiang’i, and that a discussion had been held between the eminent personalities.
The caption on the audio clip claim that the conversation between two persons relating to an ongoing investigation into an incident of fake gold found within the city,” the statement read.
The DPP warned such claims and their circulation through social media, especially the leaked phone recordings may needlessly cause disaffection.
“Until all facts are obtained and analysed it is irresponsible and possibly unlawful to publish such materials to the public,” he stated.
Haji noted he had personally received a complaint and representation from victims of the scam claiming the the Kenyan personality mentioned in the audio had been dealing with them for sometimes during which he invoked the president’s name in the dealings and conversations.
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