Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has reported that the police have raided his homes in Nairobi and Nyandarua without providing clear reasons.
According to Njenga, the teams arrived at his Lavington, Karen, and Nyandarua homes at 4 am, and stated that they were looking for him. They knocked on the homes and were let in before picking up a number of workers who were at his Lavington home.
Njenga’s speculation that the raids may be linked to the planned funeral service of Dedan Kimathi’s wife, Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi, on Saturday, May 13, 2023, in Njabini, Kinangop, is concerning. This event is expected to attract thousands of people, including politicians and other dignitaries. The police have not confirmed or denied whether the raids were linked to the funeral, leaving Njenga’s claims unverified.
The timing of the raids, which took place in the early hours of the morning, raises questions about the police’s tactics and motives. It is unclear why the police chose to conduct these raids at such an hour and without providing a clear reason. The lack of transparency from the police has led to public concern and speculation about their intentions.
Njenga’s past association with the Mungiki, a banned criminal organization, may have made him a person of interest to the police. However, the police have not provided any official statement about the reasons for the raids or whether they intend to charge Njenga with any crimes. The lack of information from the police is causing anxiety among Njenga’s supporters and the wider public.
The incident highlights the need for greater transparency and accountability from law enforcement agencies. The public has the right to know why the police are conducting raids and arrests, and to receive clear information about any charges or allegations against individuals.