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Jimi Wanjigi gets the last laugh in guns saga against the gov't

Another blow for DPP against Jimi Wanjigi

Businessman Jimi Wanjigi

The High Court has directed the state to return businessman Jimmy Wanjigi’s firearms.

On Friday, justice Chacha Mwita ruled that the State acted illogically by taking away the Wanjigi’s guns while he still held a valid license.

The plaintiff’s rights were violated by the respondents. The actions of the respondents were unlawful and actuated by malice,"  Justice Mwita ruled. 

"The court grants orders that all firearms be returned to the plaintiff,” he added.


In the case, Wanjigi demonstrated that the police forced themselves into his house, without a search warrant and took away his firearms.

No proof

He said there was no proof of abuse of the weapons nor had he been charged in any court for crimes.

This was a second win for Wanjigi on the gun battle against the State.


The High Court had quashed the charges and summons which had been issued against him in Nyeri, after finding that the case was done out of mischievous purposes.

Justice Pauline Nyamweya had ruled that the Inspector General of Police and Director of Public Prosecution had abused their office by preferring charges against Wanjigi away from where the crime had been allegedly committed.


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