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Nairobi activist wants Jimi Wanjigi arrested over guns saga

A petitioner has filed an application before the Judicial Review Division seeking to have businessman Jimmi Wanjigi arrested for allegedly possessing illegal firearms and ammunition.

In the court documents, Memba Ocharo wants the court to compel the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to make the arrest after arguing that Wanjigi’s questionable conduct should be enough to discredit him from possessing firearms.

“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],” reads court papers.

Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Mr. Ocharo says that Wanjigi was stripped of all his powers as Inspector of Police and ordered to surrender all his firearms and ammunition after a series of “incidences and complaints about his misuse of firearms.”

“long after Wanjigi was dismissed from employment with the Police Service for misuse of firearms in threatening and intimidating members of the public, he has nonetheless been a licensed firearms holder until January 30, 2018, when the firearm licensing board revoked his firearms’ certificate,” Ocharo claims.

Lawyer Omari, on Tuesday, claimed the firearms possessed by the politician are only allowed for the military.

The petition was filed in the wake of the controversy after the High Court declined an appeal by AG Kihara Kariuki’s to set aside Kinoti’s four-month prison sentence.


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