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JIMMY WANJIGI SPEAKS: My support for 'Baba' is unwavering and unshaken

By Robert Abong'o | October 18th 2017

Billionaire businessman Jimmy Wanjigi has come out to speak after his Nairobi home was raided by police.

Police on Monday raided billionaire Jimmy Wanjigi’s home at 44 Muthaiga Road.

On Tuesday 17th October, police found six pistols and one shotgun but Wanjigi’s family said that they were all licensed.

The raid happened after police raided another house in Malindi and recovered five guns and 93 bullets. They also searched another home in Nyali, which they linked to the businessman. However, Wanjigi denied the Malindi house belonged to him.

He moved to court seeking to stop his arrest and a court it until September 19, granted him a Sh50,000 anticipatory bail and warned police against the destruction of the businessman’s property.

National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders including Raila Odinga and James Orengo also showed up at Wanjigi’s home but some were denied access by the police.

Video footage showed police armed with sledgehammers, rifles and metal cutters.

Government Spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the raid on Wanjigi's homes was in the interest of national security.

Speaking to the media, Wanjigi said that he had unwavering support for Raila Odinga and that the raid was not justified.

Also present was Jimmy Wanjigi’s father and his wife.

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