On Friday, former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga’s Lavington, Karen and Nyandarua homes were raided by police for unclear reasons.


Njenga said the teams, which arrived simultaneously at 4 am at his Lavington, Karen and Nyandarua homes, told workers they were looking for him.


He said on the phone the officers knocked on the homes and were let in before they arrested a number of workers who were at his Lavington home.

“They said they were looking for me. I do not know why but I see it as politics and harassment, which should stop,” he said.

Njenga linked the raid to Mukami Kimathi’s funeral which will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2023, saying it was an attempt to stop him from attending it. “I was at the home of Kimathi on Thursday and told the family we will come with baba (Raila) and I think this is the reason they are doing this. It is a funeral and let it be,” he added.


There was no immediate response from police headquarters over the claims. He said he was in hiding and asked the harassment to stop and for his workers to be released. “What have they done? What have I done? They can send summons to me if they want me but not raid homes and harass innocent people,” he added.


Njenga is not new to such police harassment because of his former tag to the Mungiki.He said he stopped being a leader of the group. He has been arrested and charged several times as part of efforts to link him to the group.


May 12, 2023

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