Gumo records statement over Moi’s stolen car

September 8, 2012 11:13 am
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“I don’t and did not own the car. Someone wanted to sell it to me but he had not produced all the documents,” he said/CFM
NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 8 – Cabinet Minister Fred Gumo on Saturday recorded a statement with the police over former President Daniel arap Moi’s stolen car.

Nairobi Deputy PPO Moses Nyakwama said they are investigating how the vehicle was acquired by the Cabinet Minister.

He said the Minister has been asked to come with the documentation of the vehicle including the log book and sale agreements.

Gumo said that he was not aware that the vehicle had been stolen.

He also said he was waiting for the businessman to give him documents which are now required yet he has not secured them.

“I don’t and did not own the car. Someone wanted to sell it to me but he had not produced all the documents,” he said.

On Friday police impounded the green Range Rover when it was checked in for service at the CMC showroom in Nairobi. The vehicle is now at Nairobi area police.

Meanwhile police are looking for a Mombasa business who allegedly sold the car to the Minister.

“I don’t and did not own the car. Someone wanted to sell it to me but he had not produced all the documents,” he said.

The vehicle went missing from the CMC Industrial Area about four years ago.

However, it has been taken to the showroom severally for repairs but CMC staff alleged that it was driven there bearing different registration plates.

According to the Westlands MP, he had returned the vehicle valued at Sh18 million to the businessman but repossessed it after he failed to give him his money.

Though the vehicle on Friday had KBQ 455S registration number, the records indicated that it was a KBJ 124D. CMC Chief Executive Officer Bill Lay explained that the vehicle was taken to the police station after CMC realised it could be the one that was stolen in 2008.

“CMC is announcing that it has impounded a motor vehicle whose details are believed to closely match those of a car that was believed to have gone missing in its workshop in 2008,” Lay said.

Gumo was summoned to CID headquarters, along Kiambu Road where he recorded a statement regarding the car and left an hour later.

Moi ordered for the vehicle and he was waiting to process his ownership when the car went missing in 2008.

His press secretary Lee Njiru said Moi did not own the car since he had not taken possession of it.

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