Business mogul and philanthropist Don Bosco Gichana has dismissed reports linking him to fake gold business as 'stupidity', adding that his political rivals are out to taint his name.

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Several people have been arrested in relation to fake gold business after it emerged that fraudsters conned a Dubai Royal over Sh250 million.

On his Facebook, Bosco, a leading political figure in Gusii, lamented that he had been turned into a punching bag, adding that those with evidence should report to the DCI.

"Washenzi hao.Walete ushahidi wowote wa nyaraka au Video.Vita vya kisiasa, wapi complainant statement kwenye kituo cha polisi Kenya," he protested.

He added: "Stupidity kabisa. Kenyans in Saudi Arabia are being mistreated as house labourers. Focus on that. Paid fake news bloggers."

His name was dragged to the fake gold deal when a photo of him an lead suspect Zaheer Jhanda surfaced on social media platforms.

In one of the photos, Don Bosco is pictured with former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Mr Jhanda while in another photo, he is pictured with Moses Wetangula and Jhanda, both who have been linked to the business.

Last year, Bosco was released from a Tanzanian prison after six years without trial. He hurriedly admitted fraud charges reportedly after consultations with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.