STATE CONTEST DECISION STOPPING JIMMY WANJIGI ARREST.

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Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi./PHOTO COURTESY.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The government wants the court to set aside orders stopping businessman Jimmy Wanjigi arrest.

The DPP through lawyer Daniel Mule says that the orders were issued on basis of nondisclosure of material fact, concealment of material documents and misrepresentation.

“Owing to the nature and seriousness of the offences facing Wanjigi the orders issued on March 1st should be set aside,” says Daniel Mule.

Mr Mule claims that Wanjigi is likely to commit serious and heinous crimes using the firearm and weapons in his possession and as such he is and continues to be a threat to public safety.

Similarly the DPP wants the court to set aside the orders stopping the criminal proceedings before the Nyeri Law Court.

“It is imperative, lawful, just and proper for investigators to recover the firearms and ammunition which were neither recovered/seized during the search of Wanjigi’s house in Muthaiga on 17th October 2017 nor surrendered pursuant to a letter dated 30th January 2018 from the secretary of the firearms Licensing Board,” reads the application.
Early this month High Court Judge George Odunga stopped the criminal case lodged in Nyeri against Wanjigi.

Justice Odunga also prohibited the police from arresting him until his case is heard and determined.

Odunga further allowed Wanjigi to challenge the process in which the case in Nyeri was filed, and observed that his constitutional rights had been violated.

According to the charge sheet in the Nyeri Law court, Wanjigi is facing 11 charges, among them being possession of illegal firearms.

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