Former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga Abducted

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The family of former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga and his lawyer issued contradictory remarks about his disappearance on Saturday night.

In a statement, Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru revealed that his client was abducted at his home in Kiambu.

Njiru further alleged that the former Mungiki leader was abducted by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers.

“He has been taken to an undisclosed location,” the lawyer told journalists. 

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

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Raphael Munge

This contradicted an earlier report that the former Mungiki leader was abducted on the busy Kiambu highway.

Reports quoting Maina Njenga’s brother Njoroge Kamunya, alleged that the former Mungiki leader was forced out of his vehicle and kidnapped as he was coming from a friend’s house in Banana, Kiambu County.

The family did not pin the abduction on DCI officers but remarked that unknown men had taken him to an undisclosed location.  

The DCI is yet to comment on the disappearance.

This is the second abduction in recent times after he was kidnapped in July alongside two others namely; Felix Lekishe and Peter Kamunya at Lower Matasia in Ngong. 

At the time, Njiru revealed that officers in over 20 unmarked vehicles ambushed his client making it hard to tell where they had taken the political leader.

He was later arraigned at Makadara Law Courts after staying in custody for five days. 

Maina Njenga was later released on a Ksh200,000 bond after he was charged for allegedly playing a huge role in planning anti-government demonstrations.

Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga at the Nakuru Law Courts on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

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Raphael Munge

 



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