After famed businessman Jimi Wanjigi and his wife were granted court orders barring the police from arresting them, the APTU commandos stationed at their grounds stormed into his residence. In the videos retrieved,
the renegade commandos can be seen breaking into one of the buildings at Jimi Wanjigi's Kwacha Group of Companies in Nairobi in the videos.
This comes on the heels of a court ruling barring Wanjigi and his wife from being arrested. What the officers were looking for was not immediately clear.
On Monday night, officers camped out outside Wanjigi's commercial offices in Westlands, attempting to apprehend the ODM politician.
Later that day, the court issued an arrest warrant for the businessman, his wife, Irene Nzisa Wanjigi, and six others, ordering them to appear in court to face land fraud allegations totaling Ksh56M.
This was later reversed after the Nairobi High Court ordered the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to refrain from arresting Wanjihgi and his wife.
Within hours of an arrest warrant being issued for businessman Jimi Wanjigi, he was able to get a conservatory injunction restraining his arrest.
Wanjigi sued the DPP, the DCI, and the Inspector General of Police, all of whom were included as respondents in his case.
Journalists' attempts to contact the businessman holed up in one of the rooms were promptly rebuffed by security, who apparently moved in faster to sever the connection lines.
Later, when Wanjigi's father visited to see his troubled son, he was denied admission to the grounds.
Here is the link to the video.
The decision to break into Wanjigi's offices appears to have enraged a sizable portion of Kenyans, who have come forward to accuse the state apparatus of intimidation. The following are some of the Twitter comments:
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