Kakamega Senator Moses Wetangula has denied links to the suspects arrested with the fake gold in Nairobi.
Wetangula’s aide Chris Mandu who spoke to a local news paper accused the senator’s political nemesis for spreading the propaganda.
Mandu stated that the gold scam was a business deal gone sour.
He further stated that the lie was being peddled by the Senator’s business partners who also lost money in the transaction.
Three politicians are being probed by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations including a first time MP from Trans Nzoia county and a flamboyant businessman who unsuccessfully contested a parliamentary seat in Kisii region.
On Tuesday, 15 suspects arrested on Monday in connection to the supposed gold were detained for a week to allow police to conclude their probe.
This as the DCI profiled the senator, the first-time MP from Trans Nzoia region and the flashy businessman as persons of interest in the multi-million scandal.