My first experience in a police cell: Wanjigi » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, 19 January – Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has recounted his overnight stay in Kamukunji police cell, the first time in his life to spend a night in police custody.

Wanjigi, who is also a presidential aspirant in upcoming August polls, pointed out that he was treated well by duty officers during his very first time as a “state visitor”.

“I mean for those who might doubt how I am. I want to assure you that I am doing very well. The officers from Kamukunji Police Station treated me well and I slept for a few hours except for the time when they checked on me to see if I was okay or not,” Wanjigi said afterward. being released from Milimani court where a magistrate barred his plea.

He was due to plead land fraud charges following his dramatic arrest, but his lawyers led by Willis Otieno convinced the court that his arrest was unconstitutional because he had obtained a court order barring his prosecution.

He accused Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti of ordering a raid on his office at Kwacha House in Westlands, where the disputed land is located.

He was chased out of office after a nocturnal siege that he describes as political.

“I will not address Bwana Kinoti. It’s just a poodle that has masters. I will go to his masters,” Wanjigi said.

The court ordered his co-defendants, with the exception of his wife Nzisa, to appear for the hearing of their case on January 24.

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The Wanjigi case before the court of first instance will, on the other hand, be mentioned on March 18 to confirm the progress made before the High Court.

Police earlier threw tear gas canisters to disperse their supporters in the Milimani courthouse compound after they became rowdy.

‘There’s a bigger picture here and it has to do with the election after all why is every election it’s Jimi who’s wanted 2017 I’m wanted 2022 now suddenly in between he there is no problem. It’s about the elections. I make elections very uncomfortable for some people,” Wanjigi told reporters.

He said he was “targeted” by those opposed to his presidential candidacy, pointing to a similar incident during the last election period when his home in Muthaiga was raided for possession of illegal firearms.