Reports circulating on social media linking Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i to fake hold scam are inaccurate and misguiding, an aide to the powerful minister has said.
Detectives impounded fake gold and several vehicles at a house in Kileleshwa in Nairobi and several people could be arrested in connection to the illegal business.
There were reports that former Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetangula, who doubles as Bungoma senator, was adversely mentioned in the conning web that saw several United Arab Emirates businessmen conned.
But in a phone interview, Brian Mamboleo dismissed the reports linking Dr Matiang'i to the illegal business, adding that the minister is not aware about it.
"Those screenshots are manufactured to taint the minister. He can't participate in businesses which he's fighting against daily. Someone somewhere is not happy with him and wants him to be victimised.
"We urge members of the public to ignore such misleading reports. Those behind the scheme will be arrested and prosecuted. Sanity must be restored in Kenya," he said.
Besides Wetangula and Matiang'i, the screenshots making rounds on social media also dragged the name of Chris Obure, a Nairobi based businessman from Gusii and Mr Zahir Jahindra, another politician of the same region.
Police are yet to issue statement with regard to dragging of top government officials to the scam that could put Kenya at loggerheads with UAE.