Court bars police from arresting businessman Jimmy Wanjigi
Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi and his wife Irene Nzisa have obtained court orders barring police from either arresting or threatening to arrest them.
The couple on Tuesday morning moved to court to seek for orders restraining police from trespassing, breaking into, entering or in any way interfering with their private residences.
Police early Monday morning raided a house said to be owned by Wanjigi in Malindi, Kilifi County and recovered five guns and 93 bullets.
Wanjigi, in court, also wanted Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet held personally liable for destruction of their property following a raid at their Muthaiga house on Monday and Tuesday.
In the suit filed through Murumba and Awele advocates, Wanjigi said the forcible entry into their home and destruction of property worth millions of shillings is a violation of their right to privacy and human dignity.
He also said the move by police was illegal, unjustified and unconstitutional. He wanted the court to award them damages for ambush and damage cost to the family.
According to the business mogul threats to arrest and detain him over his affiliation to NASA is an abuse of authority and an infringement of his right to political choices and freedom of expression.
Officers from the dreaded Recce Squad were on Tuesday deployed at his Muthaiga home in Nairobi.
The officers broke doors in an attempt to arrest and make him record a police statement with regard to the recovery of firearms in Malindi.