Heavily armed police on Friday morning raided the Nairobi, Nakuru, and Laikipia homes of former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga.
Mr. Njenga confirmed a contingent of officers stormed his three homes over unclear reasons but tied it to a statement he made on Thursday at the home of Mau Mau heroine Mukami Kimathi.
Njenga said the teams, which arrived simultaneously at 4 am at his Lavington, Karen, and Nyandarua homes, told workers they were looking for him.
Some of Njenga’s workers who spoke to the media at his Nyahururu residence said they woke up to over 20 officers who demanded to search the house.
“They told us that they had orders to search for documents in the house. We alerted our boss who told us that they were free to do so since there was nothing to hide,” said one of the workers.
The funeral service of Dedan Kimathi’s wife, Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Njabini, Kinangop.
Other sources say Maina Njenga’s following among Mt Kenya youth, as well as his strong mobilization skills, are a threat to DP Rigathi Gachagua and UDA leaders seeking to dominate the region’s politics post-Uhuru Kenyatta.
Last month a video emerged showing Njenga leading a group of youths in singing Mau Mau songs. This move led to speculation about a possible resurgence of a new youth wing in Mt Kenya, to counter the current political class.