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Diana Marua, the wife of celebrated Kenyan gospel singer Bahati has distanced herself from LimaVest, a real estate company accused of defrauding Kenyans of millions of shillings.
Taking to social media recently, Diana apologized for misleading Kenyans to invest in the company, stating that she was not part of the alleged scam.
She explained that she was approached by the company’s director Waweru Kuria and his wife Shiku Waweru last year, where she was offered a deal to become LimaVest’s brand ambassador and she agreed.
She was paid to market the company, which was selling land in Malindi, Kilifi County suitable for pineapple farming. Diana admits she made a mistake in marketing the investment scheme without visiting the site to confirm the existence of the said land.
“Just like any other client I committed myself to popularizing the business even before visiting the site. This was the First Mistake I made,” she said.
Due to the trust Kenyans had in her, many were convinced to invest with LimaVest, with some even paying for the land without doing due diligence.
“However, like I always do, I give the Best Marketing possible to all My Clients. I was Delighted to attract Customers to buy land from them majorly from my following on Social Media and Fans from My YouTube Page. Some Fans went an extra mile to send Money to @Limavest_ even without seeing the Land being Sold out of the trust they had in me,” Diana added.
The social media celebrity says she learned of the alleged scam after a client named Jennifer, who resides in the US, informed her that she paid for three acres of land but has never been issued with a title deed. When Jennifer sent her brother to see the land, he was told that the title deed was still being processed.
“Prior to the site visit, #Limavest had lied to #Jennifer that her Land was already planted with Pineapples and the Title Deeds were being processed,” said Diana.
She added: “To my followers, I apologize for not doing my due diligence to confirm if the said Land had the right Documentation by the Time I was Making the trip to see the “LimaVest project” in MALINDI.”
But LimaVest director Shiku has denied the fraud claims, terming Diana’s allegations as unfounded.
“To our dear clients and the public in general, it is unfortunate that Diana Marua decided to post on social media such a damaging statement before confirmation of facts,” Shiku said, adding that many clients have opted out after Diana’s claims.
Chinkus..why bring them in here. They are not even human..thugs and heartless thieves...takers and mean ***ots....
The Chinese are the worst thugs! They will con you and just keep moving like nothing ever happened. You surely haven’t dealt with the Chinese!
@Thug, are you serious? China has exported China virus (COVID-19) have killed thousands and thousands all over the world. What about counterfeit goods full of lead?
You are a conwoman hypocrisy of highest order best bet refund all the money and repent .Kenya and Africa is busy demarcating land to be like villages and ghettos while US and Europe have kept huge chunks of natural land preserving beauty food and security. Why suggest you did not know kwenda huko wewe na Gakuyo ,uriithi and even clergy and stealing nowadays not to feed the poor but be rich drive big cars and live like kings. Real estate even wazungu have come to eat.shame on you govt don't look beyond their nose.Rivers have dried etc what will the future say of us.Curse or bless .sale of plots below 100 acres should be banned in Kenya.
There is no land or title! Shirt was sold “air space” to build a space ship as a home! Wake up and smell the Mira leaves! You have been conned!
@jennifer , please count your loses and move on! Don’t even engage Kenyan lawyers because they are all wolves! Engaging lawyers is like attaching a high crime cable of thieves to your Bank account! They will delay the case while you are coughing millions to their accounts! It never ends @jennifer!
"Wajinga ndio waliuawa." How do you listen, belief, trust or follow somebody because he is a "celebrity"? I earn my doubles the hard way and by really sacrificing my health, time, comfort etc. There might be some Kenyans I dont know of who just climb a tree at a State Park and easily pluck dollars from it. But even so, its still your jasho. Kenyans have outshined, outsmarted and surpassed Nigerians in the acts thievery, tricksterism, cons, wachoraji michoraji and you better be careful. As I always say, about 87.98 percent of Kenyans are stinking thieves, the sad news is that the sins of the the independence generation of the 60s has already clawed to the current young generation who are now using technology to con citizens. Remember Gakuyo, and the recent scam of greenhouses, sijui Username, Optivet, and others. Only time will tell. Simply go to Gikomba, Luthuli, River Road etc and you will be shocked to learn the person standing outside an electronic or mtumba kiosk is a broker with no stocks, by inserting a commision. The same clique of youngsters have all entered brokerage conmanship business where they are making a kill with less inputs. Something else, 99.8 of Kenyans are in one way or another, brokers. So ukiambia hata ndugu au babako akutafutie ka ploti, kashamba, kanyumba, kagari, know that yake iko hapo. So never ever anybody in Kenya. Utaona tu. Hizo pesa zimeenda hivyo. Kenyans have learnt from their thieving leaders that the greatest service you can offer to your country is STEAL then bribe your way through.
Who is cowoman Letter trying to convince that she never knew majambazi Waweru & Shiku were stealing money from desperate US-Kenyans?She is just a thug like the couple but I congratulate the three for “SAFEKEEPING” of excessive cash these diasporans have.Again congratulations and come for more.
Useless thug! You make your livelihood hijacking motorists in the wee hours of the night at corner Mbaya in Naivasha and you have the audacity to talk here! Nonsense! Stock the crime spree in the Naivasha to Kinangop area! I’m surprised you are still alive you thief!
"But LimaVest director Shiku has denied the fraud claims", terming Diana’s allegations as unfounded.
This question is for Shiku, if Diana's claims are unfounded, why don't you issue titles to the people that have bought into the scheme to prove that your organization is real and your intention is to help kenya's not defraud them?.
Rudisha Mali ya wenyewe Wanjiku! Tiga kuiya mbeca cia andu! Have you no shame! Kama Mbaya; Mbaya!
At least she's come out and repented. How about media houses and media personalities like maina kageni etc. They should be penalized for promoting fraud. If no disclaimer then they should pay the victims. How can a human promote something they know zero about its validity?
Wezi wako na wengi wamenyanyaswa but don’t stop investing juu u will regret in years to come.Do your homework.Personally I bot few plots when I was in majuu n build few units/flats yes I know niliimbiwa na watu wetu kiasi but thank God when I decided to return home sweet home from modern slavery western life I got my investment intact.Africans as I always say we stupid the way white Jesus was brot to us from Europe natukafuata is the same way we learn to trust other idiots like Ati celebrities/preachers juu wako na bible not knowing hawa ndio mashetani wakubwa.So I blame the guys who started buying without doing their homework good.How can u send monies to somebody nahaunjafanya yr homework???Wanjinga ni sisi
Stop lying Marua! You were in on the con games all along! You need to be prosecuted and jailed fir a long period of time!
Where is Mr Maxiley? I miss your comments about your girlfriend Marua! I’m coming for my money!
@ Seth, Hey,this was supposed to be a secret-Ni mpango wa kando tu.Now that you have spilled the beans,I dont know if Bahati the husband will file for separation. HOwever, be rest assured that Ihave no part in this scamming business.My job is to make her emit pleasant moans in my arms,and return home relaxed,and satisfied.I trust that I have quenched your curiosity.
There is no land left in Kenya to sell because folks are breeding like rats! Don’t lead yourself into a rat trap in Kenya!
Every one there have turned out to be a big thief! The politicians have taught them the art of conmanship! Ask DP Ruto how that game is played! He is the high priest of all sorts of corruption in Kenya!
Elect the Ruto and he will sell the country to the Indians and hungry Chinese bustards and split to Siberia! You have been warned don’t come crying when Kenya is no more!
Diana - give all the money you are were paid to advertise scam to those aggrieved Kenyans. You should have known better! Saying sorry does not provide the promised land or the money folks sent to your con team! You are part of the problem!
Shiru - produce the title deed for Jennifer and the others you took their money instead of talking too much Kaka like a mad kikuyu woman! This habit of cheating people over their hard earned money must cease!
That is the only way you will redeem your damn respect, reputation and honor! You freaking Kikuyus have formed a very bad habit of being greedy and conning other hard working people! Scans needs to stop! Stop tarnishing the good name of the kikuyu community! A kikuyu lawyer should volunteer to help those aggrieved free of charge! We must clean thieves who live among us by calling them out and teaching them how to conduct clean business! Men, I hate stupid idiotic thieves!
Money is not pruned from trees in the backyards of American homes! Those you are stealing their money have worked long hours daily to save that money!
And for Marua, you better figure out how to compensate those who got cheated because you participated in a crime. Your husband sings gospel songs which should uplift others but now you also turnishing his music career!
Shiku ought to be deeply ashamed of her stupid self! Get this directly from another kikuyu who hates thieves and conman/women!
Work for your damn money and stop stealing from others! I hope your mouth 👄 that is eating stolen money start melting out! I wish I had a kikuyu Kamuti to through to you and your family! Shame on you! You are a cursed creature of the lowest form below a chameleon!
Diana says Shiku is conning property buyers in the diaspora! Shiku says Diana is telling some lies! Well, Diana, can you tell the buyers and the general public how this conning scheme was cooked up by Shiku to shed more light and fully uncover Shiku’s scams?
To Shiku, can you issue all the pending titles to exonerate your good name if Diana is lying!? It is that simple!
Hi, I have invested with the husband Waweru before company called KodiKodi and bought land in nyanyuki and the same thing happened. We were told the land is developed and land marked. We went for a site visit and the land had not been touched and some people were living in the land. I stopped paying more money to the company and asked for my money back but never received anything back. Am calling anybody who have paid money to KodiKodi or limevest to email me. We organize ourselves and be a big group to fight this together. Jennifer thank you for starting this
What is your email!? I got over 50 plus conned buyers ready to contact you about kodikodi! This is rediculous!
Our Lawfirm in Nairobi is preparing a class suit against Kodi Kodi Ltd and its directors. Please feel free to join in the suit by dropping us an email.
Most of these companies selling tuplots diaspora people are scammers.