Armed Police go After Jimmy Wanjigi at Museum Hill Nairobi

  • Prominent business man Jimmy Wanjigi's vehicle has been blocked by a contingent of armed police officers at Museum Hill Nairobi.

    A video seen by Kenyans.co.ke show an adamant Wanjigi refusing to leave the vehicle demanding the presence of his lawyer.

    The incident on Wednesday evening caused a huge traffic snarl-up as motorists stopped to witness the drama.

    Reports indicated that the police were out to arrest him over a court case in Nyeri.

    Jimmy Wanjigi being harassed at Museum Hill, causing traffic. pic.twitter.com/ECa95pDe0w

    — Lodbrok (@WWambua_) February 28, 2018

    The police are said to have served Wanjigi with a court order to appear physically in court on March 1, 2018, and remain in the courtroom until the case hearing session is over.

    From the emerging images, the officers were forced to stick the court order on the windshield of his vehicle.

    The reports elicited a heated debate online as most of his supporters accused the government of continuing the crackdown on Opposition leaders.

    Others questioned why the police were out to arrest Wanjigi in order to take him to the Nyeri court yet it was already past the working hours.

    [caption caption="The court order served to Jimmy Wanjigi"][/caption]

    Wanjigi, an alleged Opposition financier has found himself in trouble with the authorities in the recent past over different issues.

    In October 2017, police raided his 44 Muthaiga Road house over allegations of dealing in illegal firearms.

    The ensuing siege lasted nearly 24 hours and it took the intervention of NASA leader Raila Odinga for police to depart from the premises. 

    In February, Wanjigi alongside Siaya Senator James Orengo was temporarily barred from leaving the country through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after his passport was revoked by the government.

    The two later on proceeded to Zimbabwe to attend the burial of former Prime Minister and Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.

    In an different incident, a local daily published an obituary that feaured Wanjigi's image, a move that he termed as a "veiled death threat."