'DCI Kinoti is but a poodle who has masters,' says Wanjigi after first ever night in police cell
Billionaire businessman Jimi Wanjigi now says
he has no qualms with Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti
after spending the night in a police cell following his dramatic Tuesday evening
Wanjigi, who spoke to the media on Wednesday after he was arraigned in court and released, alleged that Kinoti was but a pawn in a larger game played by his perceived masters.
According to the presidential candidate, the DCI boss was merely acting on orders from higher offices in executing his arrest despite a court order having been issued preventing it.
Wanjigi further revealed that that was the first time in his life he has ever been locked up, however commending the officers at Kamukunji Police Station for being kind to him during his one night stay at the cells.
“I, for the first time in my life, was a State guest at Kamukunji Police Station last night. It’s the first time in my life I have ever entered a police cell and spent a night. I want to say, for those who may doubt how I am today, let me assure you that they treated me very well at Kamukunji Police Station…all the officers were very good,:” he said.
“I got a few hours sleep, save for the times that they kept checking up on me to find out whether I’m well or not. They treated me very very well, and I want to thank them for their cordial hospitality at Kamukunji Police Station.”
He further added: “The second thing I want to say is that I know bwana Kinoti is but a poodle who has masters, so I will not address bwana Kinoti, I’m going to address his masters.”
Nairobi Chief Magistrate Bernard Ochoi on Wednesday released Wanjigi on grounds of conservatory orders issued on Tuesday by the High Court barring police from apprehending the businessman.
"In light of the submissions by the parties herein, it is noted that the High Court issued conservative orders. Therefore this matter cannot proceed unless the petition is heard," said Magistrate Ochoi.
The same orders apply to Wanjigi's wife Irene Nzisa who had also been summoned in the case where they are accused of involvement in a land forgery matter.
"I direct that the accused person be set free. I also direct that the same applies to the 7th accused Nzisa," ruled the court.
On Tuesday afternoon, a Nairobi court issued a warrant of arrest for Wanjigi over alleged conspiracy to commit a felony and forgery of a title deed.
The warrant was also issued against Wanjigi’s 7 other alleged co-conspirators among them his wife Irene Nzisa, Himanshu Velji Dodhia, Kaneez Noorani, Mohamed Hussein Noorani, Mohamed Hussanali, Kairu Augustine Thuo and John Nyanjua Njenga.