- Maina said that Mungiki is a Kikuyu word that means 'many people'
- The outspoken leader had in October said the cases he is facing in court should dropped, citing the successful bipartisan talks.
Politician Maina Njenga has said the main purpose of Mungiki was to bring the Kikuyu youth together and defend the Kikuyu and Embu communities.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV, Maina said the group was meant to defend the youth upon attacks.
"Mungiki's role was to keep peace all over, bring Kikuyu and Embu youth wing together and would defend them whenever they were attacked by other communities, keeping peace all over," he said.
Further, Maina said that Mungiki is a Kikuyu word that means 'many people'
"I am no longer the leader of the group, my intention was to bring the people of Mt Kenya together. I am a business person who deals with real estate and I am also a farmer, I earn from all those quarters," he said.
"I am not poor, I am not wealthy, I am just fifty-fifty."
When asked about his ambitions of becoming Mt Kenya kingpin, Maina said anyone can become a kingpin, adding they don't have to be in power to be one as power belongs to the people of Kenya.
Last week, Maina said he is the CEO of Mt Kenya.
“When I say I want to be the CEO of Mt Kenya, it is because I want to solve the problems of the region,” he said.
He added that the Mt Kenya region is not fully in government, as the shares matter.
"I don't think we have fifty-fifty shares in government, I can say we have like 20 to 30 per cent. We are helping this government to help our people of Mt Kenya to have money in their pockets, " he said.
The outspoken leader had in October said the cases he is facing in court should dropped, citing the successful bipartisan talks.
Maina alleged that his troubles rocked during the Azimio La Umoja anti-government protests.
"Mimi wakati niliona bei ya bidhaa inaenda juu, mambo haiendi vizuri, tulianza maandamano kupinga hali ngumu ya maisha. Hapo ndio mambo iliianza. Na sasa maandamano imeisha na imeleta watu chini waongee," he said
This is loosely translated to: "When I saw that the cost of living had gone up, and things weren't going well, we started demos against the cost of living, and that's when things started. Demos are over, and now people have met for talks".