- The Sh150million allegedly from NHIF was used by a third party to purchase land from the MP
- Sudi says it was an above-board, willing seller-willing buyer transaction
- Embattled Parliamentarian and DP William Ruto loyalist sees a political angle in his latest woes
Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi’s woes with the State appear to be far from over.
The Jubilee lawmaker is now crying foul at what he alleges to be witch hunting by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), in an attempt to link him to a National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) multi-million scandal.
On Tuesday this week, Sudi was at DCI headquarters, Kiambu Road, for questioning over Sh150 million fraud at NHIF. It was reported that the money was used to buy land from the MP.
Sudi read mischief in why DCI would question such an open “willing buyer, willing seller” transaction.
“I have been grilled at DCI offices from 6am to 5pm. I was questioned about a transaction where I sold my land in Eldoret Town to a company that wanted to build a hospital. DCI are now alleging that purchaser’s money was wired from NHIF. How could I smell the source of money?” asked Sudi.
He says his friendship with former NHIF Managing Director Geoffrey Mwangi has enticed DCI to “drag falsified claims” to the alleged scandal. To portray himself as a self-made man who has succeeded by the sweat of his brow, Sudi wrote on his Twitter account:
“When I was 23 years old, I was driving a Lexus. When I was 26 years old, I bought my first Range Rover. This is my 4th Range Rover since then. Mtoto wa maskini akipata ameiba lakini wa tajiri akipata ni ya baba yake na ni yao. Wakwende kabisa. (When a child of the poor makes it, he is a thief. But when a child of the rich does, its rightfully earned).”
Social media users were quick to post pictures of “Sudi at 23 or 26” and he looks nowhere near a Lexus or Range Rover owner. Indeed, as he has previously confessed, he started out as a tout.
Oscar Sudi was recently released on bond by a Nakuru court. He is facing charges for hate speech, offensive conduct, resisting arrest, illegal possession of a firearm, and assaulting a police officer.