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The raid took place after police recovered rifles and bullets at a villa in Malindi he is suspected to own/COSMUS MWONGELA

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Police siege at Jimi Wanjigi’s residence continues

The raid is being conducted by Flying Squad and Special Crimes Prevention Unit officers who were backed up by a team of General Service Unit officers deployed there Monday night/COSMUS MWONGELA

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Police were still camping at the Nairobi home of controversial businessman Jimi Wanjigi Tuesday morning seeking to arrest him over Monday’s discovery of weapons at a villa he allegedly owns in Malindi.

The raid is being conducted by Flying Squad and Special Crimes Prevention Unit officers who were backed up by a team of General Service Unit officers deployed there Monday night.

Siaya Senator James Orengo who visited the home on Monday afternoon said the whereabouts of the businessman was not known adding that police had made it clear that they wanted to arrest him.

Orengo was speaking when visiting the Muthaiga residence of Wanjigi, where he was accompanied by MP Junet Mohammed and former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama, who equally condemned the raid.

In Malindi, police said they found four AK-47 rifles and 93 bullets and four workers there were picked up for questioning.

The publicity-shy businessman is associated with NASA’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga.

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