Police bring sledgehammers at Jimi Wanjigi’s home as siege continues – PHOTOS
Police officers have continued their siege at the home of tender billionaire Jimi Wanjigi in Muthaiga after a fruitless vigil on Monday night.
Officers from the Special Crimes Prevention Unit arrived at the fortress-like home on Tuesday morning carrying tools including sledge hammers.
Officers are searching for the tycoon to record his statement over the seizure of five AK assault rifles and ammunition in one of his homes in Malindi.
It is not quite clear whether the Mr Wanjigi is locked in the home, although police believe he is somewhere in the residential complex.
On social media, Kenyans expressed mixed reactions to the raid.
The Jimmy Wanjigi raid is so wrong. Reminds us of Jomo (Uhuru's dad) & how he murdered prominent Kyuks like JM Kariuki for daring to oppose.
— Francis Gaitho (@Kenyafootball) October 16, 2017
Nobody buys that jimmy-wanjigi-Had-guns-in-his-home narrative. Total B.S.
Kenyans are smarter than that. Hapa si Zimbabwe
— Nyaima (@The_Afreakan) October 17, 2017
Police want to arrest Jimmy Wanjigi without telling exact crime he committed. Pure witch hunt. Using state resources for selfish ends
— Global Citizen (@ItsMutai) October 17, 2017
Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi wrote to I.G. of police highlighting cases on media attacks & insecurity involving him lately#WanjigiLifeInDanger
— Phil (@phil_254) October 17, 2017
Those in support
— MUTATI MUNYOKI?? (@MUTATI_MUNYOKI) October 17, 2017
What was Jimmy Wanjigi doing with a cache of dangerous weapons in his residence?
This is Kenya not Somaliland!
— Pastor Gaitho.C.K. (@gaithopastor) October 17, 2017
You can't hide under the guise of your argument to justify unlawful possession of fire arms by Jimmy Wanjigi. #thats mediocrity
— Kennedy Wanyoike (@ndungu_wanyoike) October 17, 2017
Today we enjoy peace in the Nationwide, thanks to Jimmy Wanjigi! I wish he does the same even on October, 26th &… https://t.co/YIN7GQexeG
— Martoh Muriithi (@Martoh_Muriithi) October 17, 2017
You are happy to defend Jimmy Wanjigi, yet the tenders are inflated by 10% to cover his cut
that's your bitterly deducted taxes
— ☠☤TheInstigator☤☠ (@Just_a_KenN) October 17, 2017
The funny ones
Lmaooo. Y'all wanna tell me these are the guns confiscated at Jimmy Wanjigi's house? Kwani he was an extra in Mad Max? ? pic.twitter.com/tQxDU096b9
— MJ (@ItsMJ254) October 17, 2017
So Jimmy Wanjigi lives in a 23-Bedroom House & we've never known.
But who made Bedsitters… pic.twitter.com/H9jDNzZiq3
— Hezbon Mureithi® (@HezMureithi) October 17, 2017
— #BraveHeart ?? (@SonOfKisumu) October 17, 2017