Police from the elite GSU Recce Squad on Tuesday broke into the residence of billionaire Jimmy Wanjigi in Nairobi's Muthaiga estate in a bid to arrest him in connection to arms recovered in a house in Malindi linked to him.
Police detectives believed that the controversial businessman locked himself inside the palatial home in order to resist arrest.
Officers from the General Service Unit camped at the residence the entire Monday night hoping to search the house and arrest Wanjigi, but the entrance to the residence remained closed.
Officers were on Tuesday morning seen carrying crowbar and sledge hammers into the residence after obtaining orders from the court to search the home.
"We are aware he is locked up in a bunker but we are interested in what is stored inside, forcing him to lock us out," said one who did not want to be named told the Star.
A search warrant seen by the media was issued under the command of Chief Inspector Joseph Gichuki granting permission to raid Wanjigi's house in Muthaiga, Caramel Club at ABC place along Waiyaki way and his offices at Kwacha House in Westlands.
On Monday, NASA leaders led by Siaya senator James Orengo termed the raid on Wanjigi's Muthaiga home as politically instigated, due to his open support for opposition National Super Alliance.
Wanjigi is said to be the main financier of the opposition candidate Raila Odinga's campaigns.
Wanjigi and his wife Irene Sisa have already moved to court seeking anticipatory bail on any arrest over the saga.
The businessman also sought orders barring police and DPP from trespassing and searching his private residence.
"The raid has been concocted to embarrass and falsely accuse me and is meant to settle political scores," he says through lawyer Jackson Awele.
He further claims that he has been subjected to "untold mental and physiological torture" by police officers who have been "intimidating, trailing and curtailing his freedom of movement and right to privacy" over the last three months.