The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has released former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga after they reportedly sneaked him out of the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.
Narc Kenya Party leader Martha Karua in a statement via Twitter on Thursday, May 25 announced Njenga's release saying he has been directed to present himself in court on Monday, May 29, 2023.
“All is well that ends well Maina Njenga is a free man to present himself to court on Monday thanks to the intervention of ODPP_KE, DCI_Kenya, HakiKNCHR,” Karua stated.
Njenga presented himself at the DCI headquarters on Thursday morning in the company of top Azimio leadership led by Narc Kenya Leader Martha Karua, Former CS Eugene Wamalwa, and Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah.
There was however, a commotion at the DCI headquarters after Njenga’s supporters allegedly caused a standoff forcing the police to lob teargas to disperse the seemingly agitated group.
Moments later reports emerged that the DCI whisked away Njenga from the headquarters to an unknown location.
Karua in a statement earlier stated that the DCI tricked Njenga's lawyers and managed to sneak him out of the DCI headquarters.
“Thuggery Alert! DCI_Kenya officers this afternoon demonstrated thuggery instead of professionalism by using trickery to separate Maina Njenga from his lawyers who included several Azimio principals and sneaking him out of DCI_Kenya offices Kiambu Road to an undisclosed destination,” Karua claimed.
Njenga is being investigated over two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang that were recovered by the police from one of his homes in Nakuru County.