Billionaire businessman Jimmy Wanjigi home was raided yesterday night (August 6, 2017), Pro-National Super Alliance (NASA) bloggers have claimed.
According to the reports that we have not been able to verify independently, the suspected police officers were searching for NASA tallying centre.
Wanjigi has been a major player in the opposition outfit operations and is said to be the main financier of their campaigns across the country. In 2013, the businessman was in Uhuru Kenyatta’s camp and it is not clear what transpired prompting him to join NASA.
This comes a day after NASA offices were raided by hooded police officers who carted away laptops, Ipads, CCTV cameras and desktops.
Part of NASA statement read:
A few minutes to 8 pm Friday, police in hoods and armed with AK47 and machine guns raided different offices that host operations of the Opposition National Super Alliance and held staff, mostly young university and college students on internship hostage, forcing them to lie on the floor for hours then took away all their equipment.
Four foreigners said to operate the NASA tallying system were hurriedly deported to their respective countries. Mr John Aristotle Philips (American), Mr Andreas Katsouris (Canadian) and two unnamed Ghanaians were accused of not having work permits resulting to their deportation.
Police distanced from the raiders terming the allegations as untrue.
“Our attention has been drawn to claims in the media that police broke into some offices belonging to a political party on the night of Friday August 4.
“The allegations are untrue and, further, we wish to state that no such report of burglary has been made to any police,” Police Spokesman George Kinoti said.