Former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga
The disappearance of ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga and his assistant Felix Lakishe remains a mystery as authorities remain tight-lipped.
It's alleged that they were taken captive by individuals posing as police officers while visiting a friend in Ndenderu, Banana area of Kiambu County. According to Njenga's lawyer, Ndegwa Njiru, his client called him immediately after a car with South Sudanese plates obstructed their way and its occupants identified themselves as detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigators Headquarters.
''Mr Njenga called me on Saturday night around 11 pm immediately individuals posing as police officers blocked their car and bundled him and his personal assistant in a vehicle. This was before the abductors confiscated their mobile phones. We have no idea where they are,’’ Mr Njiru said on Sunday.
This is the third time the political leader has been arrested this year. His lawyer has confirmed that the family plans to convene on Sunday before making a statement. Njenga is supposed to appear in court on Monday for a mention of a weapons case. During Njenga's arrest on July 19, 2023, the DCI detectives disclosed having found him in possession of 14 machetes, 24 Maasai swords, 46 rungus, and three jembe sticks.
Mr Maina denied the charges on July 25, 2023, and was able to secure his release on a cash bail of Sh100,000. At the time of publication, the Kiambu Police Commander, Perminus Kioi, was unavailable for comment on Mr Maina Njenga's arrest which falls under his jurisdiction.