Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has said the William Ruto-led government cannot deal with money launders and other fraudsters conning unsuspecting Kenyans.
Speaking in Uasin Gishu county on Saturday, December 2, on the sidelines of the inaugural Great Chepsaita Cross Country run, DP Gachagua said the government cannot offer any help on money laundering and other frauds.
Instead, the second in command advised Kenyans to exercise extra caution to avoid being conned.
He stated that the country is unable to come up with any legislation to cushion Kenyans against the rackets that perpetrate the frauds.
“Hatuwezi kutengeneza sheria ya kuondoa ‘washwash’ na conmen, ni watu wajichunge na wajue kwamba yote amabayo inapatikana kwa urahisi si kweli (Loosely translates to We can’t come up with laws to deal with ‘wash wash’ and conmen, it is for Kenyans to be careful. They ought to know that nothing good comes easy),” DP Gachagua stated
He added that Kenyans should work hard for their success and avoid falling for get-rich-quick schemes which the fraudsters operate behind.
“We want to ask our people to be careful with those who take advantage of them. When they come to cheat you they will double your money, why can’t they triple theirs?” he added.
In September this year, President William Ruto signed the Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting of Terrorism Financing Laws Amendment Bill, 2023.
The bill would amend the Extradition (Contiguous and Foreign Countries) Act (Cap 76) and the Extradition (Commonwealth Countries) Act (Cap. 77) to allow the surrender of a fugitive criminal who consents to be extradited to a requesting State.