When investors in Ekeza Sacco and Gakuyo Real Estate owned by Bishop David Ngari alias Gakuyo suspected foul play, Gukena FM presenter Njogu wa Njoroge was quick to expose Gakuyo.
But what people did not know is they were friends-turned-enemies. Their friendship soured over political differences in Kiambu County in 2017.
The former Kameme FM presenter and his employer publicised Gakuyo, convinced their listeners his investment and land projects were genuine. They joined in big numbers.
“Gakuyo I stood with you and even endorsed you…But the minute uliingia siasa, .ukachukua pesa za ekeza ukapeleka kule, that’s when I parted ways with you. You will never change the facts. Ekeza is going down…down….downnnnnnnnn!!!” Njogu stated.
Njogu claimed Gakuyo was a crooked pastor out to swindle poor, unsuspecting investors. Months later those who invested in this sacco are on verge of losing hundreds of millions.
He slammed him saying “You call yourself a Bishop?. You are a disgrace to Christianity. But anyway what do you expect from an illiterate who tries to forge a degree from a reputable institution?”
He added; “The massive withdrawals from Ekeza Sacco has sent a panic button to the rogue bishop. If you have money in Ekeza, rush and get your money back! Don’t be told six months. And I know what I’m talking about. You will than me later”
But Gakuyo fought back claiming Njogu owes him money and properties and had joined forces with his political nemesis to crumble his empire.
The bishop even went ahead to claim the moneyed Njogu had abandoned his mother and even failed to build her a pit latrine.
Now, over 50, 000 investors hang on the hope government’s Cooperative department will rescue them by late February when they will know the fate of their savings.