Sonko recalls his encounter with ‘wash wash’ gang, says he was promised posh car among other goodies

By , K24 Digital
On Sun, 12 Sep, 2021 13:59 | 2 mins read
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/File
Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko. PHOTO/File

Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday, September 11 opened up on his encounter with a section of suspects who engage in money laundering activities.

The embattled governor took to his official Facebook account and narrated how the delinquents who engage in the business famously known as wash wash severally lured him to join them.

According to him, the crooks were so promising and really proved how he can make quick money without much struggle.

The ‘wash wash’ suspects even told him why he was fit for the job, assuring him that all it needed was a tough and sharp person for the job to be done.

“They severally approached me. Ooh, you just need to dress smart and nail a deal and walk out a rich man,” Sonko in the post narrated.

So promising were the deals that he was even promised to be given a posh car if at all any of the deals that he would be tasked to perform would go through.

However, the embattled politician, who was impeached over gross misconduct by Members of the Nairobi County Assembly last year, never accepted to work with them.

Sonko said that it would not be easy to deceive someone who ranks highly in society since they are easily known to end ones life.

“If you cheat a big fish they will not have a second thought on pulling that trigger,” said the politician.

According to Sonko, such people are usually very keen when engaging in such business and if they realize that they are being tricked they usually turn out to be ruthless.

He said that you will be in the radar of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and that of the gang engaging in the ‘wash wash’ business.

Sonko said that such business indeed might pay well but the fortunes usually do not last.

His sentiments come at a time when the National Police Service (NPS) through the office of Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai declared war on those who engage in money laundering in the country.

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