•He was with his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru when he presented himself in court.
•He said he has never owned a gun or used bhang in his life.
Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga presented himself at the Nakuru law courts Wednesday following reports police are looking for him.
He was with his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru when he presented himself in court.
He had gotten an anticipatory bail on Tuesday stopping police from arresting or detaining him over claims of possession of two guns and 90 rolls of bhang.
According to the charge sheet, on May 11, 2023, at Wanyororo in Nakuru North with others not before the court, Maina is accused of having invited 9 persons to a meeting whose purpose was to provide instructions connected with Mungiki.
"Provided his home to hold a meeting whose purpose is connected with Mungiki, an outlawed organized criminal group and permitted use of his home for use by the 8 persons to hold a meeting whose purpose is connected with Mungiki," it added.
Earlier, DCI officers were looking for him in relation to the recovery of two firearms and over 90 rolls of bhang at a home linked to him in Nakuru.
Njenga has cited bad politics in the latest claims by police.
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 added on the phone.
Police said they were looking for Njenga in relation to 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.
Njenga was not present but police found eight workers therein aged between 37 and 54 and added 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.
Police want the public to help them in establishing the whereabouts of Njenga who they claimed has gone into hiding.
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 Saturday, May 13, 2023, 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.
Njenga said the move is part of efforts to stop him from attending the funeral.
He 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.