DCI declares ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga wanted man after guns, bhang found at Nakuru home

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On Tue, 23 May, 2023 06:53 | < 1 min read
DCI declares ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga a wanted man after guns were recovered at Nakuru home
Former Mungiki leader maina Njenga. PHOTO/Courtesy

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are looking for former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga after two guns and over 90 rolls of bhang were allegedly found at a Nakuru home linked to him.

In a statement on Monday night, DCI said the items were recovered during a raid conducted at Ngomongo village in Dundori ward, where eight suspects aged between 37 and 54 were arrested.

The officers said they also recovered three rounds of ammunition hidden in one of the rooms in the home.

"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," DCI said.

The Mohamed Amin-led directorate said Njenga escaped the police dragnet during the raid.

The DCI urged members of the public to volunteer any information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect for questioning.

"Any information on the whereabouts of the ex-Mungiki leader who has since gone into hiding maybe volunteered through the #FichuakwaDCI anonymous hotline 0800 722 203," DCI added.

A contingent of police officers is said to have raided Njenga's three homes in Nakuru Nairobi and Laikipia on the morning of May 12 over unclear reasons.

Hours before the raid, the now self-proclaimed religious leader had visited the home of the late Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi in Njabini, Kinangop, for burial preparations.

“They said they were looking for me. I do not know why but I see it as politics and harassment, which should stop,” Njenga told a local publication.

Mukami was laid to rest on May 13 and Njenga was among the leaders who graced the event also attended by President William Ruto and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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