Home » What Police Plan To Charge Ex-Mungiki Leader Njenga With
Editor's Picks News Politics

What Police Plan To Charge Ex-Mungiki Leader Njenga With

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga is Monday, May 29 set to face several criminal charges among them being a member of an organized criminal group.

Njenga who was Thursday grilled by DCI detectives in Nairobi is accused of addressing a meeting at the Wanyororo area in Nakuru County on May 11, 2023, to “encourage support” for the outlawed criminal group, Mungiki.

Njenga is also facing charges of engaging in criminal activities.

Police accuse him of inviting individuals to the said meeting in Wanyororo area where he is alleged to have provided instructions connected with Mungiki.

He is also accused of being in possession of government stores where he is alleged to have been found in possession of “a military backpack strap, property of the National Police Service that is suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained.”

Njenga had been summoned to appear at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi for questioning after recording a statement at DCI Nakuru.

After remaining in the hands of DCI sleuths for the better part of Thursday, Njenga was released on free bond pending his arraignment on Monday.

He is set to be charged alongside 11 of his followers with whom they face 12 counts of engaging in criminal activities and unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of bhang, and possession of records likely to be useful to a person preparing a serious crime.

Earlier on Thursday, Police were forced to lob teargas canisters at hundreds of people who had shown up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi in support of Njenga.

Njenga presented himself at the Nakuru law courts Wednesday following reports police are looking for him.

The court ordered him to go see the police.

Nakuru police later ordered him to go to DCI headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday which he did.

He had obtained an anticipatory bail on Tuesday stopping police from arresting or detaining him over claims of possession of the two guns and 90 rolls of bhang.

And after driving with him around the city on Thursday the officers took him to Nairobi Area offices near Traffic and released him.

They told him to present himself in court on Monday, May 29.

Njenga has cited bad politics in the latest police claims they found two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang from one of his homes in Nakuru.

He said he has never owned a gun or used bhang in his life.

Detectives in Nakuru said Monday the recovery was made in Ngomongo village in Dundori ward when a raid was staged there on May 12.

Njenga was not present but police found eight workers therein aged between 37 and 54 and added they also found three rounds of 9mm blank ammunition hidden in one of the rooms.

One of the firearms recovered was a homemade pistol capable of firing while the other one was a Tokarev whose serial number had been defaced, police said.

On May 12, police also raided his homes in Nairobi and Nyahururu saying they were looking for him.

Njenga then linked the raid to a planned funeral of Dedan Kimathi’s wife, Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Njabini, Kinangop.

[inline_related_posts title=”You Might Be Interested In” title_align=”left” style=”list” number=”3″ align=”none” ids=”” by=”categories” orderby=”rand” order=”DESC” hide_thumb=”no” thumb_right=”no” views=”no” date=”yes” grid_columns=”2″ post_type=”” tax=””]

About the author

Eagle Reporter

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

%d bloggers like this: