Bungoma Senator and One Kenya Alliance principal Moses Wetangula has been accused of failing to pay a farmer after he supplied him with dogs.
James Isokat says he supplied the senator with well-trained and microchipped German shepherd dogs at his Karen residence on June 11, 2021, but the legislator has not paid him in full.
He now says Wetangula's move can only be likened to that of a brave thief and maintains that the politician has stolen from him (Isokat).
"Ameniibia mbwa zangu sababu tulielewana na hajanilipa (he has stolen my dogs because he has not kept his side of the bargain," Isokat told K24 Digital.
According to an invoice in our possession, Wetangula was charged Ksh348,000 but this far, he has only paid ksh100,000.
Isokat says that he has used all means in a bid to compel Wetangula to pay the remaining amount but the senator has 'blatantly' refused.
“On June 11 this year Bungoma Senator ordered well-trained dogs and we delivered at his Karen residence, we charged him Sh348,100 but he only paid Sh100,000, the remaining was to be collected the following morning but he hasn’t paid up-to-date. He has been taking me around with numerous threats from his security guards,” Isokat said.
Isokat, who does his dog farming business in Nairobi, has since reported the matter to the Karen police station on 8/07/2021 and his case was booked in OB7A1N1N19/21.
According to audio clips in our possession, Wetangula is, at one point during their exchanges, heard saying that he won’t entertain James' behavior of camping at his home and allegedly causing fracas.
Screenshots of his text messages to the Senator reveal how he has been desperately trying to get the attention of the Mheshimiwa in regards to the pending payment.
Isokat has also told K24 Digital that he has written to the National Assembly and the Senate about the matter in a bid to get his money.
He also says he will file a case in court for him to be paid or being allowed to take back his dogs and sell them to a potential buyer.
“I want him to pay me and compensate for all the training I have done to his staff. I have tried all the means but he seems not ready to pay me,” Isokat said.
Our efforts to reach Senator Moses Wetangula for his comment on this ended in vain as he did not pick our calls by the time of publishing this article. He also did not respond to our text message.
This is not the first time Wetangula is caught up in scandals.
In early 2019, he, alongside other controversial businessmen, was named in a gold scam that saw a Saudi royal swindled millions of shillings.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations fingered him as a key person of interest in their investigations of the fake gold scandal.
In 2016 he was the butt of a joke after he reported he was assaulted by his wife who he had accused of infidelity.
The Senator told police that he sustained injuries on the head, hand and leg during the scuffle at their Karen home but the wife in a separate police report purported it was Wetangula who assaulted her.