Wanjigi is Dangerous and Should be Arrested: Petitioner Urges Court

December 1, 2021

The Jimi Wanjigi gun saga has taken another twist after an activist moved to court seeking the arrest of the billionaire tycoon.

Mr Memba Ocharo has filed a case before the Judicial Review Division seeking to have the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) compelled to arrest Wanjigi for being in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.

Through Lawyer Danstan Omari, Ocharo argues that Wanjigi is a danger to the members of the public as no one citizen should have in their custody 688 ammunitions and about 11 guns.

He adds that the conduct of the former police reservist is questionable hence he should not be allowed to possess the guns.

Ocharo notes that Wanjigi was a former Inspector of Police (reserve) who was stripped of all his police powers and ordered to surrender all his firearms and ammunition in his custody. This followed numerous incidences and complaints about his misuse of firearms, the petitioner says.

“Long after the interested party was dismissed from employment with the Police Service for misuse of firearms in threatening and intimidating members of the public, he has been a licensed firearms holder until January 30, 2018, when the licensing board revoked his Firearms Certificate,” the application reads.

It adds: “Wanjigi will soon receive the firearms and ammunition that were initially confiscated yet the Firearm Board has never conducted a due process that is in accord to the law to have Wanjigi firearms certificate procedurally revoked in a manner anticipated in the ruling of this court in Republic v Firearms Licensing Board & another; Ex parte Jimi Wanjigi[2019].”

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