Jimmy Wanjigi's Message to President Uhuru After Attempted Arrest

  • Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi has told off President Uhuru Kenyatta over what he termed as persecution intended to intimidate him. 

    Wanjigi, who is affiliated to the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, was on Wednesday evening confronted by heavily armed police officers who dramatically blocked him in their attempt to serve him a court order to appear in a Nyeri court.

    "I would like to address my old friend, he was my friend until he burst the door of my house, President Uhuru Kenyatta you will not be legitimate by persecuting Kenyans. You will not become legitimate by persecuting me,” noted an agitated Wanjigi. 

    [caption caption="File image of Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka and businessman Jimmy Wanjigi"][/caption]

    Speaking to Citizen Digital, the billionaire added that legitimacy is gotten from the people of Kenya and the Head of State cannot force himself on the citizens.

    "The other day it was my passport, the time before that was gun revocation, and as I said before, this is becoming comical, another day it was an obituary. It is a persecution," mentioned Wanjigi.

    In his defense, Wanjigi asserted that there is nothing that he is engaging in that is against the law, affirming that all they (NASA) are doing is exercise their democratic rights as is enshrined in the constitution.

    According to reports, the court summons is related to the illegal ownership of firearms that saw his Muthaiga home residence raided in October 2017.

    Wanjigi divulged that he was on his way home when the officers barred his car on Kipande Road, near the Museums of Kenya, he commented that the incident was a ploy to intimidate him.

    He further highlighted that he is not aware what the summon was about.

    "I have anticipatory bail in two courts, why should you come for me in such a manner?” queried Wanjigi.

    Wanjigi’s lawyer, Willis Otieno termed the incident as unfortunate and a blatant violation of his client’s human rights.

    “We believe this is continued harassment and intimidation meant to achieve a vindictive political agenda. The state is abusing the law to intimidate and harass its people,” stated Mr. Otieno.

    [caption caption="File image of businessman Jimmy Wanjigi"][/caption]

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