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Car Dealer Kairo Offers Sh1M To Anyone With The Proof That He’s Involved In Money Laundering After Being Accused Of Selling Written Off Cars

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Businessman Joseph Kairu, alias Kairo.

Popular car dealer Joseph Kairu Wanjiru alias Kairo, has found himself in the middle of accusations that he’s involved in money laundering claims that he has outrightly denied and dating those questioning his wealth to provide proof t has t he’s involved in dirty business.

All this stems from earlier allegations that the successful car dealer was selling previously written off cars from the United Kingdom to his clients, claims that he equally denied.

Mr. Kairu is now offering Sh1 million to anyone with solid evidence to expose him.

“If you have evidence linking Khalif Kairo to money laundering, criminal activity or wash wash. Give it to Cyprian Nyakundi. If he proves I am in wash wash or money laundering. I will pay him Kes 1 Million akileta solid receipts backed by Facts,” Kairo wrote on Twitter.

It all started when Nyakundi, a Kenyan whistleblower blogger had reported on his social media account about the accusation from X users who had claimed the dealer was trading previously written off cars.

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Mr. Kairo in his defense said it was a mere mistake in posting and said his delivery and services are uncompressed and unbeatable in the market.

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While rubbishing off the claims and defending his brand from his records, he offered Sh1 million to any of his previous customers who found out the car had been tampered with and faced difficulties, “I will offer Kes 1,000,000 o any customer who can come forward and say he/she imported a car from @kai_and_karo akapata ni accident car ama iko major defect.” He wrote on X.

On money laundering allegations flying in X, Mr Kairu who trades under Kai & Karo, addressed the whistleblower blogger saying his track record is clean and that he has not only been able to sell hundreds of cars but that he doesn’t have a single criminal record that has enabled him to traverse the world without being flagged anywhere. “Cyprian,
I have sold 100s of cars na sina criminal case ata moja,naingianga US venye nataka na sijakuwa flagged mahali popote by any police agency on earth.”

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In reply, Mr. Nyakundi asserted records showing the extent of car yards involvements in money laundering, “Mr. Kairo, on car yards doing money laundering, NIS reports, parliamentary reports etc have confirmed that 85% of car yards in Nairobi are serious washers. The burden of proof lies on you, not us. This is from NYS scandal to looting of parastatals. Are you in the 15% clean?” He paused.

Again a confident Mr. Kairo dismissed Nyakundi calling upon those with evidence to go ahead and release the dossier, “”If you have evidence linking Khalif Kairo to money laundering, criminal activity or wash wash. Give it to @C_NyaKundiH. If he proves I am in wash wash or money laundering. I will pay him Kes 1 Million akileta solid receipts backed by Facts,” Kairo wrote on X.

Hussain Jarrar

Elsewhere, a Pakistani national, Hussain Jarrar who had been hiding and evading justice in Kenya, has finally been deported.

Jarrar, 49, had been illegally residing in Kenya for two years with no action taken, until he was picked up from his Lavington residence and bundled onto a KQ flight 310 from Nairobi to Dubai a week ago.

He was scheduled to land in Dubai and then be shipped to Karachi, according to officials familiar with the situation.

Immigration officials indicated that the move followed an order by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki, after confirming that Jarrar was an illegal immigrant who had been enjoying protection from certain corrupt government officials.

Thr haunted businessman now risks losing his fortune to the state should Assets and Recovery Authority prove that they are proceeds of crime.

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Jarrar’s work permit had expired in November 2022, and he possessed a forged Kenyan ID, known to authorities but overlooked.

The last interaction he had with immigration officials was in July last year when they summoned him over his status.

He appeared before officials who later released him on a Sh100,000 cash bail, promising to summon him the following day for further processing.

Jarrar was under investigation, along with others, over claims of organized crime.

Jarrar, 48, who arrived in the country in 2006 and was later employed as a sales motor vehicle agent is now suddenly a billionaire.

The Pakistani is also being probed for forgery after it emerged he had obtained a Kenyan identity card fraudulently.

“Previously, Jarrar was a director at Al- Husnain Motors Limited and obtained three of his previous work permits from February 18, 2006 to February 2, 2013. Later the directors of Al-Husnain Motors split and hence the establishment of Al-Shujah Motors Limited by Jarrar,” said part of a letter by one of the State agencies probing the matter, dated May 19, 2022.

Officials say despite being a foreigner, Jarrar declared that he is Kenyan in one of the companies, Silver Dash Limited, which he runs with his two children.

He had then unsuccessfully applied for renewal of his work permit as a foreigner. The application for renewal was rejected.

Jarrar’s work permit expired last year in November 2022 and he had since then been operating from his hideout in the city using proxies to fix his deals, officials said.

He’s said to be the owner of the multi-million-shiling mall Al-Shujah Mall, in Kilimani adjacent to Yaya Centre and has also bought two prime parcels of land in the same area.

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Among the agencies that had been pursuing him include the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Financial Reporting Centre (FRC), the Immigration Department and the National Intelligence Service (NIS). “He was employed as a sales official at Al-Husnain Motors in the city where he earned Sh70,000 up to 2013. He couldn’t explain how he made the billions he is splashing around,” said an official aware of the probe.

In another letter dated May 2022, the agency says Jarrar was a director at Al-Shujah Motors Limited which was established in 2012 and started operations of selling second-hand vehicles in January 2013. In June 2016, he made an application as a permanent resident through lawful status which was pending for five years, according to the correspondence.

In June 2021, he applied for his citizenship by lawful residence when it was established he had an adverse notice due to his suspicious involvement with Iranians.


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