Businessman Joseph Waswa denies he was arrested in multi-million deal

By Nyaboga Kiage On Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 17:30 | 2 mins read
Joseph Waswa. PHOTO: Courtesy

Joseph Waswa, who was accused of mimicking President Uhuru Kenyatta in a fake 10 million deal aimed at swindling Sameer tycoon Naushad Merali has refuted claims that he was on Wednesday arrested and taken to Nairobi area police station.

This is contrary to police sources who hinted to K24 Digital that Waswa was being questioned in relation to obtaining Sh2.2 million from a city based business woman identified as Jackline Njoroge.

In his statement on Thursday afternoon, Waswa said that he was a free man and was not aware of the matter.

In a video making rounds on social media, Waswa dismissed claims that he was questioned at the station over the 2.2 million deal that went sour.

“I am a free man and allegations that I was arrested are false. I am above 2 million,” he said.

On Thursday an amateur video emerged on social media where he is captured counting bundles of cash.

This is not the first time the video has made rounds on social media, in 2017 just a few days after paying his dowry the video emerged on social media attracting public attention.

However, a police source at the station said that the matter was still being investigated and that Waswa was a man of interest in the case.

The police source maintained that the matter was still being investigated and it was too early to make a conclusion.

Efforts to reach Ms Njoroge did not bear fruit as she neither responded to our calls nor answered our messages.

On Thursday, Nairobi Police boss Augustine Nthumbi said he was not aware of the matter.

Waswa, a city based businessman is known for leading a lavish lifestyle and having connections to the who is who in the country.

In 2016, Waswa hit news headlines after he offered a free air ticket to Saleh Wanjala, aka Bungoma’s ‘James Bon’ a man who hit news headlines after hanging a helicopter in Bungoma carrying the body of Jacob Juma.

A year later, Waswa was at it again when he caused a stir in a remote village in Mwingi after he landed with four helicopters to pay dowry for his bride Tabitha.

In 2019 he was accused of mimicking President Kenyatta and the matter was taken to court where he denied the charges.

Waswa is known to be a man who hangs out with the who is who in the country including Members of Parliament.

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