Editor's Review

Maina Njenga had asked the court to summon Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua over prosecuting his case in public. 

The Nakuru High Court has declined ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga’s request to have Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua summoned over prosecuting his case in public. 

Nkauru Principal Magistrate Kipkirui Kibelyon in a ruling over the request on Tuesday, June 20 stated that Njenga failed to produce material showing that DP Gachagua violated the court’s order.

“This court can only give specific orders where satisfied that there is indeed a violation, in this case, and with a lot of respect no material has been placed before me to demonstrate the asserted contempt by the deputy president.

“I maintain my earlier position that material ought to be placed before me rather than addressed from the bar. I decline to make any order respecting the above prayer,” Kibelyon stated.

File image of Maina Njenga

Njenga is being charged with being a member of the outlawed Mungiki group, having records relating to the group and addressing an illegal meeting relating to the group at his home in Nakuru county.

Njenga was on May 29 released by the court on a Ksh 100,000 bond with an alternative cash bail of Ksh 50,000.

He was however restrained from making public statements in reference to the case or contacting any witnesses in a manner that would jeopardize the case.