Jared Otieno is no stranger to controversy. He has been mentioned time and again in various con schemes, including one where he allegedly defrauded a Venezuelan man Sh170 million.
He first rose to fame in 2015 when he went to pay for his wife’s dowry in Meru. Police outriders, choppers and tens of top of the range cars.. he literally brought the town to a standstill.
A few months later, he tied the knot at Windsor, in a wedding that was attended by among others: Governors Amason Kingi and Jackson Ranguma, Senators James Orengo and Kiraitu Murungi, celebrities, media personalities and the who’s who.
At this point, no one seemed to know how this young man got immensely wealthy. But stories would soon start to emerge of his crooked ways. He was mentioned many times in online circles as part of a fake gold syndicate in the country. But confirmation has been elusive until this week.
On Wednesday night, heavily armed policemen from the DCI raided Jared’s palatial house in Karen looking for him. He was nowhere to be found, but the police took whatever documents and computers they could find. They also towed away luxurious vehicles, including a brand new Bentley, and a Sh30 million customized Porsche; the same one Jared went to Meru for the dowry ceremony in.
Here’s the car in Meru.
Jared had reportedly not moved into the Karen residence yet, as he just recently purchased it and was in the process of furnishing it. According to the police, he bought the house for Sh110 million and paid in cash.
“We have information that Jared paid Sh110 cash for this house and we have found things in the house that belong to him,” said a police officer involved in the investigation.
He has another house in Lavington, and this is thought to be his current home.
Here are pics of the Karen house.
Update: Jared Otieno has been arrested.