Maina Njenga, the former Mungiki leader, has reportedly been abducted for the second time this year, as confirmed by his brother Njoroge Kamunya. This alleged incident occurred early morning near Ndenderu in Kiambu County.
Njoroge stated, “He was pulled out of his vehicle by unknown individuals, as reported by his driver.”
ODM’s Director of Communications, Philip Etale, also tweeted, “Maina Njenga has reportedly been arrested near Ndenderu in Kiambu County.”
Maina Njenga, who had been visiting a friend in the county at 10:45 pm, was on his way home when this incident occurred. Detailed information about the abduction remains limited, with authorities yet to confirm the incident.
This is not the first time that Maina Njenga has found himself at the center of controversy this year.
In July, he and his two brothers, along with his personal assistant Ole Kishe, were arrested in Kajiado County.
At that time, Maina Njenga’s advocate, Ndengwa Njiru, had condemned the arrests, terming them abductions sanctioned by the state
“Good morning Kenya the days of detention without trial are here with us…..My client Maina Njenga is still missing. He was abducted by police whose Subarus had a south Sudan registration number…He was never booked in any police station,” the lawyer wrote on Twitter.
The circumstances surrounding Maina Njenga’s recent disappearance are under investigation, and authorities are yet to release an official statement.
He was later charged before the Makadara law courts with possession of narcotics and offensive weapons.
He was arrested by police for allegedly being part of the organizers of anti-government protests which were to take place in Nairobi and other parts of the country.
The case will be mentioned on September 18, 2023, and heard on December 4, 2023.