Businessman denies faking call to president to intimidate accuser
A Ugandan businessman has denied claims he faked a phone call to the president in a bid to intimidate a man into backing off a land wrangle.
Appearing before the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters, Ben Kavuya denied faking a call to President Yoweri Museveni to intimidate one Nelson Ndumba.
According to Ndumba, he had visited the businessman’s office over the land matter when the latter picked up his phone and ‘spoke’ to President Museveni.
“Mr President, banno abaana bantawanya (these children are disturbing me),” said the businessman.
Kavuya however countered Ndumba’s allegations, instead accusing him of perjury.
“I do not use anybody’s name to survive, not even the President’s name. It is Mr Ddumba who seems to know the President’s family. I request that this Commission investigates these allegations and if possible, charge him with perjury,”Kavuya said.
Ddumba took the businessman before the commission for allegedly forging a signature and transferring two acres of land belonging to the accuser’s late father into his name.
Faking president Uhuru’s voice
This comes barely a month after seven Kenyan men were charged with conning a businessman by faking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s voice.
The seven reportedly called Sameer Group Chairman Naushad Merali demanding that he facilitates Sh10 million for the purchase of a piece of land in Milimani, Nairobi.
Merali then instructed his finance director to get in touch with the callers who gave an account number at Equity Bank, where the money was deposited.
A judge released the seven after posting Sh100,000 bail each.
Uhuru sent me a chopper, says preacher David Owuor
Two months ago, controversial, self-confessed prophet Dr David Owuor was exposed after claiming President Uhuru has sent him a chopper after a crusade in Nakuru.
Addressing his followers outside Merica Hotel, Owuor claimed he had been invited by President Uhuru for a meeting at State House, Mombasa.
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"Let me go, the president of the Republic of Kenya has sent me a helicopter," said Owuor.
State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena however refuted the preacher’s claims.
“I am not aware of any such meeting (between President Kenyatta and Owuor). And none (chopper) was sent out,” she said.