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Jimmy Wanjigi says his arrest is linked to the August election

by Amos Khaemba

Presidential hopeful Jimmy Wanjigi has questioned the timing of his arrest, saying the arrest is directly linked to the August 9 General Election.

Speaking at Kamukunji Police Station where he was booked after the arrest on Tuesday, January 18, Wanjigi was confident that the arrest has nothing to do with his parcel of land in Westland.

“There is a bigger picture here and it has to do with the election, after all, why is every election Jimmy Wanjigi that is being sought by police? In 2017, they raided my home, now in 2022, they have also come for me. In between that, there is no offense, it is about elections. I’m making election very uncomfortable,” Wanjigi said.

Wanjigi was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after heavily armed police camped at his office located off General Mathenge road for more than 18 hours.

Speaking to journalist, Wanjigi wondered why police arrested him when he is the complaint about the piece of land in question.

“We went in 2018 to complain that there are fraudsters who are taking it (our land) away and now suddenly we are the culprits and the suspect is also embroiled in the same case,” Wanjigi told journalists.

“The arrest has nothing to do with the property just like the guns a few years ago. It is clearly just persecution. These are lies about crimes we know nothing about,” Wanjigi added.

Wanjigi said that the arrest was only meant to derail his 2022 presidential bid by people who are not happy with his candidature. Pointing an accusing finger to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga

Jimmy had called for ODM delegate meeting

The businessman revealed that he had planned to meet other ODM party members allied to him on Sunday to deliberate on party matters.

“This weekend we were going to launch a special delegates congress where we had called about 2,000 people, delegates of ODM, to elect the president of the party within 21 days. That was to happen this coming weekend on Sunday,” Wanjigi added.

Wanjigi who is expected to be presented to court today lashed out at a section of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration whom he claimed were behind his arrest.

The businessman who bankrolled the NASA campaigns during the last General Election pointed out in this year’s election he will not be financing anybody but his own presidential campaigns.

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