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Jimi Wanjigi’s father no-show in court in firearm custody case


Businessman Jimi Wanjigi’s father Maina Wanjigi during a past press conference at his son's residence in Muthaiga, Nairobi. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO

The father of businessman Jimi Wanjigi failed to appear before a Nyeri Court on Monday to respond to charges of failing to keep safe custody of his firearm.

His lawyer Kiogora Mugambi told the court former Cabinet Minister James Maina Wanjigi, 86, is recovering after undergoing a surgery three weeks ago.

Mr Mugambi wanted taking of the plea by his client Mr Maina to be deferred for six months.

The case will now be mentioned on March 15, 2018 when the lawyer is expected to produce medical documents as proof of Mr Maina’s medical status.

ADVOCATE SUMMONED

In the same court, High Court advocate Memba Muriuki has been summoned over claim he sold three prohibited firearms and 100 rounds of ammunition to Mr Wanjigi.

Mr Muriuki is reported to have sold the guns to the businessman on different dates between October 17, 2013 and August 12, 2014.

The case will be mentioned on Thursday March 8, 2018.

WANJIGI COURT

Mr Wanjigi failed to appear in the court on Thursday to answer to criminal charges of being in possession of prohibited firearms, a day after drama on a city road as police served him with court papers.

Lawyer Kiogora Mugambi, who appeared before Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo on his behalf, said the businessman failed to honour the court summons because they appeared ‘fake’.

The charge sheet shows Mr Wanjigi will face 11 counts of having illegal firearms; a Ceska, Glock 19, shot gun, CQ, semi-automatic self-loading military assault rifle make CQ and another rifle make mini Archer and ammunitions without holding a firearm certificate.

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