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Wetangula in Hong Kong for anti-graft conference amid gold scandal heat

Bugoma Senator Moses Wetangula has been photographed enjoying the warm weather in Hong Kong as his alleged involvement in a gold scandal continues to hog headlines back home.

On Tuesday morning, Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura shared photos on Facebook of himself with Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at the University of Hong Kong.

The two are in Hong Kong for the International Anti-corruption Conference.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) last week said the Bungoma Senator is being investigated for his role in the gold scandal that saw the Dubai royal family lose Sh400 million.

A leaked audio in which a man purported to be Mr Wetang’ula is dropping the names of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga to assure someone presumed to be a member of the royal family that all is well and that the gold consignment would be delivered, has thrust him to the centre of the scandal.

Senator Mwaura’s photos sparked varied reactions from Kenyans on social media.

Amos Ng’ongo adviced Mwaura; ” Please do not expose the whereabouts of Hon. Moses Wetangula given his current standing with Prince Rashid Al-Maktoum, Shingo itaenda,”
“So you just decided to betray Weta by exposing his current location…sad,” commented Dennis Omooria Nyakeri.

” The irony and paradox in the caption is top notch ???from the Conference to the names,” said Njoki Wa Munyeki

” What? Did you say anticorruption? you must be kidding…,” said Amos Gitau

“Itabidi tu akam na kina Jackie Chan huku si kuseo baba?
Hide or report this,”posted Thuo Dennis

Titus Kimani told Mwaura,” Ongea pole pole Sheikh asisikie.