Maina Njenga, his brother arrested in night raid

Thursday, July 20th, 2023 06:29 | By
Maina Njenga
Maina Njenga. PHOTO/Courtesy

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was on Wednesday night arrested by a contingent of around 50 police officers.

Njenga was arrested alongside his brother Njoroge Njenga and his personal assistant Ole Lekishe while in his father's home in Kiserian.

"My client Maina Njenga arrested and taken to an undisclosed location," his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru said in a statement.

Njenga, a close ally of Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party leader Raila Odinga, is suspected to have been arrested in connection with the ongoing protests.

Njenga's arrest follows the arrest of other Azimio allied leaders including Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino who was arrested at the JKIA, MP Ken Chonga of Kilifi South and a number of MCAs.

Top Azimio leaders including Raila Odinga, Martha Karua and Kalonzo Musyoka were a no-show in Wednesday's demonstrations, despite confirming that the protests would continue on Thursday and Friday.

"We salute the gallant Kenyan patriots who braved police teargas, water canons and bullets by turning up in their numbers to express their sovereign will. Once again, the people have spoken loudly and clearly by denouncing the punitive taxes imposed on them by the illegitimate Kenya Kwanza regime through the ill-fated Finance Act 2023. In one accord, the people have declared that if the regime cannot listen to them, they will liberate and fend for themselves," Karua stated.

In Nairobi, Karua said that the opposition would have three venues where the people shall assemble, including Hururna Grounds, Kangemi Grounds and Central Park.

Raila, whose whereabouts remain unknown to the public, was only quoted by sections of the media who conducted phone interviews.

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