- Police now claim they are looking for Njenga about claims of recovery of two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang from one of his homes in Nakuru.
- Detectives in Nakuru said Monday the recovery was made in Ngomongo village in Dundori ward when a raid was staged there on May 12.
Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has cited bad politics in the latest police claims they found two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang from one of his homes in Nakuru.
He said he has never owned a gun or used bhang in his life.
“This is politics. Police are lying and they should not be used in such games,” he said.
He added no one had contacted him over the claims.
“The president should not allow such issues in this era. It's politics and especially in our region,” he said on the phone.
Njenga believes the developments are part of a perceived power struggle in the Mt Kenya region.
Police claim they are looking for Njenga about claims of recovery of two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang from one of his homes in Nakuru.
On Monday, detectives in Nakuru said the recovery was made in Ngomongo village in Dundori ward when a raid was staged there on May 12.
Njenga was not present but police found eight workers therein aged between 37 and 54 and said they also found three rounds of 9mm blank ammunition hidden in one of the rooms.
One of the firearms recovered was a homemade pistol capable of firing while the other one was a Tokarev whose serial number had been defaced, police said.
“Any information on the whereabouts of the ex-Mungiki leader who has since gone into hiding maybe volunteered through the #FichuakwaDCI anonymous hotline 0800 722 203,” said the DCI in a notice.
On May 12, police also raided his homes in Nairobi and Nyahururu saying they were looking for him.
Njenga then linked the raid to a planned funeral of Dedan Kimathi’s wife, Field Marshal Mukami Kimathi on May 13, in Njabini, Kinangop.
Njenga said the teams, which arrived simultaneously at 4 am at his Nakuru, Lavington, Karen and Nyandarua homes, told workers they were looking for him.
He said on the phone the officers knocked on the homes and were let in before they picked up several workers who were at his Lavington home and Nakuru.
Njenga said the move was part of efforts to stop him from attending the funeral.
He, however, attended the funeral in the company of Azimio leader Raila Odinga.
Raila mentioned him as among those who had accompanied him amid applause from the mourners.
He said the era of using police to harass those with opposite political views ended and urged President William Ruto to rein in those behind the development.