Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga on Monday revealed that he was now behind President William Ruto’s government.
Maina who has been a vocal critic of the government remarked that he had bought into Ruto’s vision of a peaceful country.
The former Mungiki leader turned pastor while speaking during an interview on Meru FM, requested Kenyans to give Kenya Kwanza time to deliver on their promises.
“Let us work hard and stop complaining every time. If we elected this government, let us give time to them to see the results,” he stated.
Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was escorted by police officers at the Nakuru Law Courts on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.
Maina Njenga remarked that as much as things were not okay in Kenya at the moment, they would get better with time.
“I did not support this government but now that it was chosen, we can not have people saying it’s not the right way,” Njenga stated.
He urged politicians who lost in the 2022 general election to accept that Kenya Kwanza was democratically elected.
Maina Njenga explained that he would not take part in demonstrations.
“We have agreed that we will preach peace. I want to see a peaceful country,” he explained.
Njenga together with other opposition leaders were arrested over protests that rocked Nairobi and other parts of the country earlier this year.
He explained that it was normal for people to be arrested during demonstrations and as such he did not hold ill will against the government.
Maina Njenga further noted that there was nothing wrong with how suspected police officers abducted him in July following the nationwide protests.
“They came to my house and said they wanted to stay with me until the demos ended. They were good people and they would even prepare meat and chicken and share with me,” he explained.
The former Mungiki leader asked Kenyans to respect elected leaders noting that it was the only way the country would move forward.
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.