Police Break Into Wanjigi's Home [VIDEO]

  • There was heavy police presence at Nairobi businessman Jimmy Wanjigi's home in Muthaiga on Tuesday morning as officers arrived carrying a variety of tools including sledgehammers.

    They managed to break into the house as they sought to arrest Wanjigi after guns and bullets were seized at a house in Malindi linked to the billionaire.

    Reports also indicated that his offices in Westlands area were raided on Tuesday morning.

    [caption caption="Jimmy Wanjigi's Muthaiga Home"][/caption]

    Politicians allied to the National Super Alliance (NASA) read politics into the raid and believe the businessman is being targeted due to his links with NASA leader Raila Odinga.

    Siaya Senator James Orengo, former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed visited the home where they termed the police action as illegal.

    “This illegal activity was undertaken because he is associated with NASA,” stated Mr Orengo.

    Wanjigi is said to have been close to former Presidents Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki and is credited with being a key financier of NASA and having played a key role in its campaigns.

    He is also believed to have brokered the deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto during the formation of the Jubilee administration.

    He later fell out with both Mr Kenyatta and Mr Ruto — over what his friends say was the standard gauge railway tender, which the government decided to give to the Chinese Government and not to companies lined up by Mr Wanjigi.

    [caption caption="Fleet of Vehicles at Wanjigi's Home"][/caption]

    Last month, the businessman went to Gigiri Police Station to report that his life was in danger.

    He later wrote to the Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet asking to be provided with security at his own cost.

    Here is the video: 

     

    This scares the LAW out of me; Kenya police has never sunk this low since colonialism... are we hungry for power this much? pic.twitter.com/xgmgA6b7xj

    — Dennis Onsarigo (@Donsarigo) October 17, 2017

    arrest illegal