, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 18 – Controversial businessman Jimi Wanjigi has finally emerged from his house after police called off a search and hunt for him.
The search at Wanjigi’s home ended Wednesday morning, in compliance with a High Court order he obtained on Tuesday.
A senior police officer however explained that they still intend to press charges against him following the recovery of an illegal firearm in his Muthaiga mansion in Nairobi.
Police found six firearms and 600 bullets at the home including a military grade M4 rifle not allowed in civilian hands.
The raid was conducted by officers from the elite Flying Squad and Special Crimes Prevention Unit who were backed by the dreaded General Service Unit officers deployed there on Monday night.
But family members who spoke to journalists at the home said all the firearms in the businessman’s possession were legally acquired.
Wanjigi and his wife had already obtained anticipatory bails of Sh50,000 each following an application filed at the High Court which also restrained police from searching his homes or businesses.
The search ended hours after NASA leader Raila Odinga who arrived at the home Tuesday night demanded that they obey the court order delivered there by lawyer James Orengo.
The businessman said the move is conveniently framed to embarrass and falsely accuse them to merely settle political scores.