DPP Tobiko wants Wanjigi bail amount increased

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko has requested the court to increase the Sh50,000 anticipatory bail granted to businessman Jimi Wanjigi last week.

In court papers filed today, Senior Assistant DPP Victor Mule said that his office did not object to the grant of the anticipatory bail, but wants the bond imposed enhanced to reflect the nature and seriousness of the offences under investigations.

“The cash bail of Sh50,000 granted by the court is inordinately low compared to the offences under investigations,” Mr Mule said.

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Mr Wanjigi is being investigated for possession of firearms.

On Tuesday last week, Mr Wanjigi, through his lawyers, obtained temporary orders stopping his arrest.

He was also granted an anticipatory bail of Sh50,000.

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Mr Mule said that in addition to being ordered by the court to post a substantial security together with surety, Mr Wanjigi and his wife should also be ordered to deposit their travel documents with the court.

Mr Wanjigi’s troubles started after police conducted a midnight raid at a villa in Malindi, Kilifi County, on October 16 they claim he owns and found guns and ammunition.

The DPP wants his application heard urgently so as not to jeopardise investigations, given that the application by Mr Wanjigi will be heard on December 8.

Mr Wanjigi has been a key financier and strategist for Mr Odinga’s Nasa.

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