In Summary
  • Mr Wanjigi was a wanted a man since Monday until his lawyers rushed to court on Tuesday and secured an anticipatory bail barring police from arresting him.

  • Claiming innocent, he accused police of disregarding the law.

  • “To them the law is relevant,” Mr Wanjigi said.

Businessman Jimi Wanjigi has, for the first time, spoken on the 72-hour raid, siege and attack on his palatial home in Muthaiga, Nairobi.

Mr Wanjigi spoke on Wednesday on emerging from his hideout after a failed police effort to arrest him.

GSU

He termed the three-day lockdown by officers drawn from the paramilitary General Service Unit, Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Special Crimes Prevention Unit as “absolute persecution”.

Addressing the media at his home in the company of National Super Alliance (Nasa) leaders, Mr Wanjigi said he is an “innocent Kenyan” being harassed by the State.

“I’m innocent and I‘m being persecuted? If it was not for Baba (Mr Odinga) I do not know where some of my family members would be. He came at the right time and stopped them in their tracks.”

Mr Odinga went to the home on Tuesday night, engaged police, condemned the siege and spent the night there.

DETAINED

Mr Wanjigi was a wanted a man since Monday until his lawyers rushed to court on Tuesday and secured an anticipatory bail barring police from arresting him.

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