Confusion as Businessman Jimmy Wanjigi who has shown interest in participating in succession politics as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s term comes to and the end has been blocked from accessing Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party office in Murang’a.
Reports by the Standard indicated that police officers stated that they had no idea of the event as they were not informed by the businessman’s team.
It has been also established that Wanjigi’s team had informed the police that it would get the necessary approvals and documentation on Monday 16 August.
“We had issues with the plan. They had not notified us of their plan and when Wanjigi’s team came, we advised them to follow the process and that is where we left it,” Murang’a South Police boss, Alex Shikondi reportedly stated.
Raila’s led party Chairman, John Mbadi castigated Wanjigi’s move to open a new office adding that the party already has offices in the Murang’a.
Mbadi further asserted that Wanjigi should have consulted with ODM’s national officials before resorting to open an office in Murang’a.
“We have a procedure of opening party offices, and we have made formal communication that all ODM party offices must be directly under the guidance of the secretariat since ODM is a party,” Mbadi stated.
The lawmaker also criticized Wanjigi for starting early campaigns claiming that the move is not good for the party.
In the recent past, Wanjigi revealed that he intends to run on an ODM party ticket informing that he was ready to take on the ODM chief Raila Odinga for the party’s top seat.
“As an ODM life member, I have what it takes to lead the party and the country, into the future,” the billionaire was quoted by the publication.