Police officers have raided the home of prominent businessman Jimmy Wanjigi in Muthaiga hours after recovering guns and bullets at his Malindi house on Monday.
Officers from the Prevention Crimes Unit have arrest and search warrants.
Sources indicate Wanjigi, his father and brother are in the house.
National Super Alliance leaders are also at the scene led by Siaya Senator James Orengo, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed among other leaders.
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Police had earlier on Monday recovered five AK 47 rifles, 93 rounds of ammunition in Wanjigi’s Malindi home.
According to Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi, they were tipped by the public and rushed to the scene.
“We got a tipoff from public and we carried out the dawn raid from 12 am to 11 am. Investigations are ongoing,” said police boss.
Muchangi added that they also found used cartridges in the house belonging to the powerful businessman.
“We also found three used cartridges and we want to find out where it was used and for what purpose,” said Muchangi.
In 2013 Jimmy was one of the sponsors of William Ruto’s United Republican Party (URP) and Uhuru Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (TNA) ahead of that year’s general elections. URP and would morph into Jubilee Party months before the August 8, 2017 polls with Jimmy now on the NASA side. A reclusive character, many Kenyans got to see him in public during the burial of businessman Jacob Juma who was gunned down in 2016. In 2017 he became a common sight during NASA political rallies prompting Deputy President William Ruto of accusing NASA of benefitting from “tenderpreneurs” After the 2013 elections Jimmy fell out with the high and the mighty in the government, some say over unfulfilled pre-election deals. In August Jimmy, the son of Moi-era Cabinet Minister Maina Wanjigi complained of being trailed by strange people.
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