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Revealed: How former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was arrested at his father’s Matasia home

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has been arrested.

Nairobi News has established that Mr Njenga was arrested in Matasia, Kiserian Sub-County in Kajiado.

His lawyer Mr Ndegwa Njiru said that the family had informed them that Mr Njenga had been arrested by a group of people who introduced themselves as police officers.

“He has been arrested by people who were in more than 20 vehicles. This is not an arrest but an abduction,” the lawyer told Nairobi News on the phone.

Mr Njenga was picked up by the officers who said they wanted to question him on his involvement in the ongoing anti-government demonstrations on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, witnessed in various parts of the country.

Also read: Revealed: List of charges ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga is likely to face

This comes just three days after Mr Njenga told off critiques who suggested he was all interested in being the Mount Kenya kingpin.

The critics had said that his interest was to fight off Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua from the helm of Mount Kenya.

“They claim that I want to be the kingpin of Mount Kenya’s village. I am not interested in that. I am past it. If someone wants to be a kingpin, then he or she can be that,” said Mr Njenga.

He also said that he did not have any differences with the DP, and his focus was purely different on matters of politics in the vast Mount Kenya region.

He asked President Dr William Ruto to sit with Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga and solve their differences.

Mr Njenga has been accused of trying to regroup the Mungiki group, which is an outlawed group in the country.

The country is currently witnessing the third wave of demonstrations that were called by Mr Odinga.

The demonstrations are scheduled between Wednesday, July 19 to Friday, July 21, 2023.

Also read: Six things to know about ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga