Ahead of the arraignment of former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga, anti-riot police in Nakuru have established roadblocks on all routes leading to the Nakuru Law Courts.
Njenga is set to face multiple criminal charges, including allegations of supporting an organized criminal group. Last Thursday, he was interrogated by DCI detectives in Nairobi. These interrogations stemmed from accusations that he had addressed a gathering in the Wanyororo area of Nakuru County on May 11, 2023, with the intent to garner support for the outlawed criminal organization, Mungiki.
In addition to his support for Mungiki, Njenga faces charges of engaging in criminal activities. It is alleged that he summoned individuals to the aforementioned meeting in Wanyororo and provided them with instructions connected to Mungiki.
Furthermore, Njenga is accused of possessing a military backpack strap that is suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained from the National Police Service (NPS).
During his appearance at the DCI headquarters, clashes erupted as police officers deployed tear gas canisters to disperse Njenga’s supporters, who had gathered at the premises to express their solidarity.
Additionally, an investigation is underway concerning the discovery of two firearms and over 90 rolls of marijuana at a residence associated with Njenga in Ngomongo, Bahati.