•After remaining in the hands of DCI sleuths for the better part of Thursday, Njenga was released on free bond.
•He has blamed the state for the political witch-hunt in his latest woes.
Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga will Monday be arraigned to face charges of engaging in criminal activities including encouraging support for an outlawed group.
Njenga will be charged alongside 11 of his followers with whom they will face 12 counts of engaging in criminal activities and unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of bhang and possession of records likely to be useful to a person preparing a serious crime.
Njenga was on Thursday dumped in Nairobi after being driven around to nowhere after he had presented himself to DCI headquarters for interrogation.
He had already secured an anticipatory bail stopping police from arresting or detaining him.
But the detectives asked him to present himself in Nakuru to face charges on Monday.
Njenga has blamed the state for what he termed as a political witch-hunt in his latest woes.
He is accused of addressing a meeting at the Wanyororo area in Nakuru county on May 11 to "encourage support" for the outlawed criminal group, Mungiki.
Police accuse him of inviting individuals to the said meeting where he is alleged to have provided instructions connected with Mungiki teachings.
He is also accused of being in possession of government stores where he is alleged to have been found in possession of “a military backpack strap, property of the National Police Service that is suspected to have been stolen or unlawfully obtained”.
Njenga had been summoned to appear at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi for questioning after recording a statement at DCI Nakuru.
After remaining in the hands of DCI sleuths for the better part of Thursday, Njenga was released on free bond.
He is set to be charged alongside 11 of his followers with whom they will face 12 counts of engaging in criminal activities and unlawful possession of a firearm, bhang and possession of records likely to be useful to a person preparing a serious crime.
Earlier on Thursday, Police were forced to lob teargas canisters at hundreds of people who had shown up at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi in support of Njenga.
Njenga presented himself at the Nakuru law courts Wednesday following reports police are looking for him.
The court ordered him to go see the police. Nakuru police later ordered him to go to DCI headquarters in Nairobi on Thursday which he did.
He had obtained an anticipatory bail on Tuesday stopping police from arresting or detaining him over claims of possession of the two guns and 90 rolls of bhang.
After driving with him around the city on Thursday, the officers took him to Nairobi Area offices near Traffic and released him.
They told him to present himself in court on Monday, May 29.
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.
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.
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.