Diana Marua, wife to Gospel artist Bahati has accused Limavest CEO Shiko Waweru of defrauding her friend Ksh700,000 and running a “scam investment firm”.
In an Instagram post, Ms Marua says that the firm, even after scamming her friend identified as Jennifer, was rude when asked to refund the money six months after the agreement failed to materialise.
Marua had been hired to market the firm, which plants pineapples in Malindi on behalf of investors. Marua said that she had been misled into marketing the firm, leading to many people losing their money.
“I did not want to think that I have been used to mislead any of my innocent followers to invest in a scam. My team and I will do our best professionally and legally to make sure whoever has been conned is compensated. My apologies to Jennifer for what you are going through,” she wrote.
In a previous interview, Shiko said that the investment generates between Ksh200,000 to Ksh480,000 per acre on every harvest, for at least seven seasons, while seasons come after 9 months.
“We have a system that collects payments and generates receipt so all you need to do is call us and provide your details which we use to create an account in our system, make your payment and you will be on your journey to being your own boss,” she said.
Here’s Marua’s Story as posted on her Instagram page:-
On 25th of September, 2020, We went to Malindi for a Site Visit with some potential buyers and Customers Who had Paid in advance after seeing My YouTube adverts.
This is when I had a Video call Conversation with #Jennifer Who is based in the US. She had sent her Brother to asses the 3 acres of Land she had bought.
Attached are Chats of #Jennifer Who had paid over Ksh700,000. It’s now over 6 months and she has not received any of her Title Deeds or documentation to prove ownership of the three acres of land she paid for.
When she requested for a refund, there was alot of back and forth and eventually @Waweru_Kuria & @Shiccowaweru Told her to go to Court! How rude! That is When I realised that @limavest_ was not genuine.
I immediately made a decision to stop the marketing. Months ago I distanced myself from this but It was a hard thing to decide how I will break the News to my followers that are still sending Money Wakiamini Diana hawezi Uza kitu mbaya; and that’s why I had to do it today🥺
I did not want to think that I have been used to mislead any of my innocent followers to investing in a Scam. As of today #WaweruKuria & @Shiccowaweru have blocked all calls from this specific client #Jennifer who is now crying out to me to ensure that her money is refunded.
My team and I will do our best proffessionally and legally to make sure whoever has been conned is compensated. My apologise to Jennifer for what you are going through 🙏.. Let me take this opportunity to State that; I @Diana_Marua am no Longer working with @limavest_ , #Waweru or @Shiccowaweru and I wish to distânce Myself from this malicious act and any association with @Limavest_
My dear followers please note that any land purchase, you engage yourself with them will be at your own risk. Thank You and May God Bless you all for your continued Support.