Wednesday, May 24, 2023 –Former Mungiki sect boss Maina Njenga has today Wednesday May 24 surrendered to the police two days after the authorities marked him a ‘wanted man’.
The police had announced to the members of the public that Mr. Njenga was required urgently after two guns had been recovered from one of his homes in Nakuru.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI detectives in Nakuru County started hunting him down for questioning over the alleged recovery of the two firearms and rolls of bhang said to have been seized at his home in Wanyororo, Nakuru County.
“The former Mungiki leader is wanted for questioning over recovery of bhang and firearms at a home linked to him. Any information on the whereabouts of the ex-Mungiki leader who has since gone into hiding maybe volunteered to the DCI,” read a statement by the DCI in part.
The DCI then deployed a special team of detectives to find the politician whom they say had gone into hiding following the incident.
And on Wednesday May 24 noon, the Ex-Mungiki leader surrendered himself to the authorities at the Nakuru Law Courts.
Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru escorted Mr. Njenga – his client – to the court premises, hours after the Directorate of Criminal DCI launched a manhunt for him.
In photos seen by Homenews.co.ke Mr. Njenga is seen standing in the dock as he confers with his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru.
It had not been clearly stated whether Njenga, through his lawyers, would seek anticipatory orders stopping his arrest.
The ex-sect leader was recently welcomed well by locals during the weekend burial of Mukami Kimathi held in in Njambini, Nyandarua County.
Some sections now claim his warm reception in that function did not sit well with some top leaders in Kenya Kwanza government.