The Star (Nairobi)

11 July 2013

Kenya: Moi Refutes Accusations By Ugunja MP Over Goldenberg Scandal

Retired President Daniel Moi has reacted against claims made in Parliament on Tuesday naming him as a principal architect of the Goldenberg scandal.

In a statement sent out by his Press Secretary Lee Njiru, Moi said allegations made by Ugunja MP James Wandayi that he was the architect and beneficiary of the Goldenberg scam are false.

Moi has vowed to take legal action against Wandayi if he repeats the utterances outside parliamentary privileges.

While endorsing a motion for the government to stop payments in regard to the Goldenberg scandal on Tuesday, Wandayi said a commission chaired by judge Samuel Bosire which investigated the scam had recommended prosecutions of various key individuals.

He added that the Attorney General's office had never acted on these recommendations despite businessman Kamlesh Pattni and Moi being named as some of those that ought to be prosecuted.

The MP had further faulted former President Mwai Kibaki's government of not acting against the scandal and challenged President Uhuru Kenyatta's government to take action.

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