Jimi Wanjigi Sent Behind Bars After Long Standoff

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 Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi was arrested following an arrest warrant issued by a Nairobi Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

 The arrest came after a standoff lasting several hours at his offices along General Mathenge Drive in Westlands, Nairobi, during which officers from the Police Counter Terrorism Unit (APTU) broke into one buildings premises to get your hands on Wanjigi.

 The businessman should be questioned before being indicted.

 According to multiple reports, Wanjigi sought refuge in his office bunker during the incident in a move that kept detectives at bay, after being told of the planned raid.

 The heavily armed officers, however, broke into the offices and arrested Wanjigi and other individuals.

 Tuesday's raid was preceded by another siege at the Wanjigi offices on Monday night by DCI detectives

 At around 9:30 p.m., several armed officers arrived at the Kwacha Business Group and demanded to take Wanjigi for questioning. They were unsuccessful, however, prompting more reinforcements to be deployed on Tuesday morning.

 On Tuesday afternoon, a Nairobi court issued an arrest warrant for Wanjigi for alleged conspiracy to commit a crime and forgery of a title deed.

 The warrant was also issued against Wanjigi's 7 other alleged accomplices, including his wife Irene Nzisa Wanjigu, Himanshu Velji Dodhia, Kaneez Noorani, Mohamed Hussein Noorani, Mohamed Hussanali, Kairu Augustine Thuo and John Nyanjua Njenga.

 "On various dates between April 9, 2010 and June 5, 2018, at an unknown place in the Republic of Kenya, together with others not appearing before a court, conspired together to commit a crime, namely the falsification of a title deed for land registered under number IR.65800 LR.N0. .1870/11/200 Deed Plan No. 175145 dated July 20, 1993 as Horizon Hills Limited,” the court documents read.

 The businessman has, however, since claimed that the raid on his offices was politically coordinated due to his political stance and more so, remarks he made over the weekend where he lambasted the head of the 'ODM, Odinga, accusing him of dishonesty.

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