Presidential candidate Jimi Wanjigi has described what happened during a one-night raid on his office in Nairobi on Monday, January 17.
Speaking to the media, Wanjigi said agents believed to be DCI spies raided his offices to demand his interrogation.
He said law enforcement officers were forced to enter the compound wearing protective gear similar to those used by health officials to respond to medical emergencies.
According to the businessman, he said the agents did not want to wait for his lawyers but just wanted to record information.
“Tonight at 9:30, we were told that CID was at the door. We asked them what they wanted and they said they only wanted me. They were asked if they could see a lawyer and they said no.
“They went in, opened the gate, and went around the compound. They were hiding from head to toe and carrying assault rifles. They were telling my two lawyers who arrived that they wanted me to go to the CID to write notes. We do not know the details of what, ”he added.
However, Wanjigi linked the midnight attack to some of the political statements he made over the weekend while spreading his presidential ambition, in which he accused some political dignitaries of dishonesty.
“I always believe it has a lot to do with what I said over the weekend and maybe they have information on what kind of campaign I plan to run. But I’ve been very clear about different people over the weekend and it seems to make some of my friends feel uncomfortable,” he said.
Wanjigi said the attack was a well-planned plan to silence him politically.
“Why are they not happy with my candidacy? Why…? he laid.
Without saying a word, the businessman also accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga of being involved in his current political crisis.
“Just let them go and say. Uhuru Kenyatta emerged and spoke. And to think that my friend Raila … Raila Amolo Odinga who is about to be killed, is sitting with him (Uhuru) somewhere enjoying this show is probably the saddest thing of all, ”said Wanjigi.
Wanjigi maintained that despite the invasion and the attack, he would not be intimidated or intimidated to give up his bid for the presidency.
“They tried that in 2017 and failed … it’s the same kind of game they try to see me, some people don’t like my politics or the way I talk … I’m just telling the truth and I’m not saying that. I think it is wrong to be honest, ”he added.