- In the communique, detectives from Nakuru County said they were looking for Njenga in relation to the recovery of two firearms and more than 90 rolls of bhang found at a home linked to him in the Ngomongo area of Bahati Sub-County.
- The alert was released through DCI’s social media accounts urging members of the public who may have any information about Njenga’s whereabouts to volunteer it through their hotlines claiming that he had gone into hiding.
The former Mungiki leader Maina Njega will Thursday morning present himself at the DCI headquarters for questioning.
Njenga who spent nearly the whole day at Nakuru Law Courts later took himself to the Nakuru County Directorate of Criminal Investigation offices to record a statement.
It is there that he was told to submit himself to the DCI headquarters in Nairobi, Thursday.
Njenga spent the whole day at the Nakuru Law Courts on Wednesday in an attempt to escape arrest following a communique by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) which indirectly declared him a fugitive.
In the communique, detectives from Nakuru County said they were looking for Njenga in relation to the recovery of two firearms and more than 90 rolls of bhang found at a home linked to him in the Ngomongo area of Bahati Sub-County.
The alert was released through DCI’s social media accounts urging members of the public who may have any information about Njenga’s whereabouts to volunteer it through their hotlines claiming that he had gone into hiding.
On Wednesday, his lawyers presented him before Nakuru Senior Resident Magistrate, Emmanuel Soita and accused DCI of trying to sell a false narrative against their client who had already acquired an arrest anticipatory bail from the High Court in Nairobi.
The lead lawyer, Ndegwa Njiru who is among four advocates representing him in the communique was based on an illegal swoop at one of his alleged homes.
“It is also illegal for the police to purport to be looking for Njenga because besides having an anticipatory bond which expires on June 20, when he is expected to take a plea, they do not have a warrant of arrest on him,” he said.
Njiru said among the conditions of the bond was for Njenga to present himself before the Investigating Officer handling the matter but no one had contacted his client to tell him which police station to report to or the officer investigating the case.
He added that a charge had already been preferred against him in absentia which means that their client was already under the courts and not the police because they (the police) had finished their work and preferred charges.
Lawyer Steve Biko said their client was willing to cooperate and comply with the conditions of police and the judiciary until the matter was concluded.
He said they rushed to court following the communique because of the history of the detectives and Kenya Police which included extra-judicial killings.
The lawyers pleaded with the magistrate to either give their client who is charged with 11 others bond or interpret the import of the anticipatory bail issued by the High Court in Nairobi to ensure that their client is not arrested.
The magistrate declined to grant any of the pleas saying the matter was wrongly before him.
He said the matter was supposed to be before Court where Njenga’s co-accused were charged and released on Sh50,000 bond on May 19.
The group is charged with nine counts but Njenga appears on four which include inviting eight persons to a meeting whose purpose was to provide instructions connected with Mungiki an outlawed organized criminal group.
The other counts state that he provided his home to hold a meeting whose purpose is connected with Mungiki and addressed a meeting whose purpose was for encouraging support of an organised criminal group.