Jimmy Wanjigi says his life in danger, demands state security

Jimmy Wanjigi says his life in danger, demands state security
Jimmy Wanjigi says his life in danger, demands state security

Billionaire businessman Jimmy Wanjigi says his life is in danger.

Mr Wanjigi has written to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, complaining about being trailed by unknown people day and night.

The businessman now wants police to provide him with security at his own cost.

In the letter, the billionaire claims that on September 8, a senior State House official personally visited him at home to warn him of a real and imminent threat to his life. He reported the matter at Gigiri Police Station on September 10 under OB number 14/10/9/2.

Urgent intervention

“This is therefore to bring to the attention of your good office the above subject matter for your urgent intervention and further necessary action by way of providing our client with adequate police security at his cost before any harm is visited on him,” Wanjigi said in the letter through his lawyer Elizabeth Karoki.

The businessman has in the past been seen in public in close association with National Super Alliance (NASA) leaders. This, he believes, is part of the reason why someone is after his life.

In his letter, Wanjigi said the Constitution guaranteed him the right to make political choices, which include the right to campaign for a political party or cause, and that these rights must be protected.

Wanjigi claimed he was being targeted for his political leanings and persuasions, and that there had been a systematic onslaught against him precipitated by a baseless publication about him recently. He said following the publication, there was a real and persistent threat against his life.

Prior to the August 8 elections, several articles were published about the businessman, prompting sharp reactions from some politicians. According to Wanjigi, this was part of a larger scheme to harm him.

‘Fake’ stories

He described as “fake” a number of stories about him publicised online, saying they were calculated to give room to those plotting against him.

Police at Gigiri said they were investigating the matter.

“We are aware and have embarked on the probe into the report he made. About his demands for more officers, we know he has asked the Inspector General, which I think is being addressed,” said a senior officer who asked not to be named.

The IG did not respond to our queries yesterday because he was attending a security meeting in Mombasa.

Sources close to Wanjigi confirmed that strange cars had been trailing him over the past one month.

Source link-standardmedia.co.ke


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