Billionaire Wanjigi Wins Big Against DPP Haji

  • Business Tycoon Jimi Wanjigi. He had a case he is entangled in against the DPP delayed. File
  • Nairobi Tycoon Jimi Wanjigi had a case he is entangled in delayed, as a Nyeri court extended orders stopping the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, from prosecuting a controversial lawyer over allegations of selling outlawed firearms and bullets to the billionaire.

    On Tuesday, September 10, Nation reported that Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo ruled that the lawyer, Memba Muriuki's, judicial review application filed at the High Court in Nairobi was not yet determined.

    Muriuki's lawyer, one Kaberia, informed the magistrate that another court in Nairobi had stopped the criminal proceedings.

    Business Tycoon Jimi Wanjigi in a past media address. He had one of a case he is entangled in against the DPP delayed.
    Business Tycoon Jimi Wanjigi in a past media address. He had a case he is entangled in against the DPP delayed.

    The magistrate thus noted that the order suspending the criminal proceedings, as issued by Justice Roselyn Aburili on March 7, 2018, was still in force. 

    The DPP and the Inspector General, Hillary Mutyambai, are the respondents in the case.

    Haji wants Muriuki to respond to four charges of selling three prohibited self-automatic and self-loading military assault rifles and 100 rounds of ammunition to Wanjigi.

    According to the police charge sheet, Muriuki sold the prohibited weapons to Wanjigi on October 17, 2013, and August 12, 2014. 

    Both sales took place at Armament Limited at Umeme Plaza along Ngong Road in Nairobi.

    On April 4, Wanjigi's charges were dropped, alongside those of his father James Maina and the billionaire's bodyguard Nginyo Mwaura

    A High Court in Nairobi also ordered the state to return Jimmy Wanjigi’s seven firearms which had been confiscated.

    DPP Noordin Haji. Court extended orders stopping him from charging a lawyer who sold firearms to Billionaire Jimi Wanjigi
    DPP Noordin Haji. A court extended orders stopping him from charging a lawyer who is accused of selling firearms to billionaire Jimi Wanjigi