Speaking to the media, Wanjigi stated that officers believed to be DCI detectives raided his offices demanding to take him in for grilling.
He explained that the law enforcement officers forced their way into the compound dressed in protective gears similar to those used by health officials while responding to medical emergencies.
According to the businessman, the said officers did not want to wait for his lawyers but only wanted him to record a statement.
“This evening at around 9.30 we were told that CID are at the gate. They were asked what they want and they said they just want me. They were asked whether they can see a lawyer and they said No.
“They got in, opened the gate and surrounded the compound. They were disguised from head to toe and were carrying assault rifles. They were telling two of my lawyers who had arrived that they want me to go to CID to write a statement. We don’t know a statement for what,” he added.
However, Wanjigi linked the late night raid to some political statements he made over the weekend while popularising his presidential bid, where he accused some top political figures of dishonesty.
“I tend to believe that it has a lot to do with what I said over the weekend and maybe they have some information of the kind of campaign I intend to launch. But this weekend I was very clear about various personalities and it seems to be making some of my friends very uncomfortable,” he stated.
Wanjigi stated that the raid was a well choreographed scheme aimed at silencing him politically.
“Why are they so uncomfortable with my candidature? Why...? he posed.
Without mincing his words, the businessman also called out President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga for being behind his current political tribulations.
“Let them just come out and say it. Uhuru Kenyatta just come out and say it. And to imagine that my friend Raila... Raila Amolo Odinga whom I was almost killed for, is sitting with him (Uhuru) somewhere probably enjoying this spectacle is the saddest thing of all,” said Wanjigi.
Wanjigi maintained that despite the raid and attacks, he will not be intimidated and cowed to drop his presidential bid.
“They tried this in 2017 and they failed… It is the same type of game where they are trying to intimidate me. Some people are uncomfortable with my politics or with the way I speak… I speak nothing but the truth and I don’t think there is anything wrong with speaking the truth,” he added.
On Saturday, January 15, the businessman attended Wiper Leader Kalonzo Musyoka's event at his Yatta farm, where he described Odinga as a dictator, and asked the Kamba region to support the former Vice President.
“The person who has united the Kamba community is Kalonzo and he hasn’t said that he is retiring from politics. Support him and get rid of those who want to divide you,” Wanjigi said.
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