Kenya-Maina Njenga Speaks on 5-Hour Grilling, Blames Gachagua for Woes

Kenya-Maina Njenga Speaks on 5-Hour Grilling, Blames Gachagua for Woes

By Steven Thuku

Former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni, former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, and Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah visit the DCI headquarters to accompany ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga who was being interrogated by the DCI on May 25, 2023.

Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga,  on Thursday, May 25, blamed Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua for his woes.

Njenga spoke outside the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters after more than five hours of interrogation. At some point during the investigations, he was whisked away from the DCI offices and taken to an undisclosed location.

“Those special people that are calling themselves Mau Mau are the people responsible for our arrest.

“They are the people who are destroying our unity. They are the people who are bringing all this persecution because they are looking for the seniority of our Mountain but power belongs to the people,” Njenga stated.

Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was escorted by police officers at the Nakuru Law Courts on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.


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The DCI released him on a free bond after a dramatic day that saw his supporters chant songs outside the DCI offices. 

DCI officers were forced to lob tear gas to disperse the crowd, which was getting larger by the minute, thus disrupting activities at the premises and traffic on Kiambu Road. 

Njenga’s lawyer, Ndegwa Njiru, also noted that his client Maina Njenga was charged with 12 counts.

“The charge sheet was clear that he was being accused of being a member of Mungiki. 

“Number two, he was being accused of recruiting people to Mungiki,” Njiru stated.

Furthermore, Njenga stated that the charges were similar to those he faced in 2005 and 2006 when the government decided to clamp down on the Mungiki sect.

On May 12, Njenga’s homes in Nairobi, Nakuru, and Laikipia counties were raided in a coordinated move by police officers. Initially, he was accused of being in possession of two firearms and 90 rolls of bhang’ seized inside his house.

Embattled Jubilee Party Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni supported Njenga’s assertions.

“Mungiki was a profiling strategy that was used by KANU and we can actually see UDA is back at it,” Kioni lamented.

Njenga was released on a free bond and expected to present himself to the Nakuru Law Courts on Monday, 29, 2023.

Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was on May 25, 2023, whisked away in four Subaru vehicles from the DCI headquarters on May 25, 2023.



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