Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga surrenders to authorities

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On Wed, 24 May, 2023 12:22 | < 1 min read
Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga surrenders to authorities
Former Mungiki sect leader Maina Njenga in court. PHOTO/Courtesy

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, May 24, a day after police in Nakuru said they were looking for him.

Maina Njenga presented himself at the Nakuru Law Courts on Wednesday morning accompanied by his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru. He is set to be arraigned.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had on Monday night issued a statement, saying the former Mungiki sect leader was wanted for questioning in relation to a recovery of two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang at a home linked to him in Nakuru.

In a statement, 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.

He claims the police wanted to stop him from attending the burial.

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