Businessman Jimi Wanjigi was arrested after a 18-hour siege in his Westlands offices on the night of Monday, January 17.
Speaking after a one-night stay at the Kamukunji police station after being released, the businessman said it was his first time spending the night behind bars.
“I, for the first time in my life, was a State guest at Kamukunji police station. It’s the first time in my life I have ever entered a police cell and spent a night,” he said.
Wanjigi also lauded police, saying they treated him well while in custody.
“I want to say for those who may doubt how I am. I want to assure you that I am very well. The officers at Kamukunji police station treated me well and I got a few hours’ sleep except for the time they kept checking up on me to see if I was well or not,” Wanjigi narrated after walking free from Milimani Law courts where a magistrate barred his plea-taking.
On his arrest, he said that he had no misgivings with Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti adding that the DCI boss was but a pawn in a larger game played by his masters.
“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,” he said.
The presidential hopeful found himself on the wrong side of the law when he was accused of fraudulently acquiring the land where his Kwacha House in Nairobi is built. Police came for him at his office under the siege of darkness and arrested him 20 hours later after a strategic operation.
The case for Wanjigi and his wife Irene Nzisa will be mentioned on March 18.