Editor's Review

Maina Njenga was reportedly in his house when he was abducted. 

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has allegedly been abducted by police officers in Kiambu County. 

In a statement on Saturday, September 16, lawyer Ndegwa Njiru claimed that his client was abducted by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) while at his house. 

Njiru noted that the DCI officers took the former Mungiki leader to an undisclosed location.

“My client Maina Njenga was abducted by the DCI from his house in Kiambu. He has been taken to an undisclosed location,” Njiru claimed.

This comes weeks after the former Mungiki leader was arrested along with his brother Peter Njoroge and personal assistant Felix Ratu at his Ngong home and taken to an undisclosed location. 

File image of Maina Njenga. 

According to reports, the former Mungiki leader was at his father's home when police in unmarked cars stormed the house and arrested him. 

He appeared in court on July 24 on charges of being in possession of offensive weapons, including 14 machetes, 24 Maasai swords, 46 rungus, and three jembe sticks.

Njenga was also charged with planning to organize an unlawful assembly and procession to take place in Nairobi City County and other parts of the country.

The court released him on July 25 on Sh100,000 cash bail and Sh200,000 alternative bail after he denied the charges. 

The case will come up for a hearing on December 4, 2023.