Njenga sets date for wife’s Christian burial ceremony


By Cyrus Ombati

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga says he will bury his wife and brothers-in-law in a Christian burial ceremony on January 23 in his farm in Kitengela.

Mr Njenga (pictured), who has appealed to the public to help him raise Sh5 million to offset bills for the four bodies lying in mortuary, said no traditional rituals would be conducted at the ceremony.

Unknown assailants killed Virginia Nyakio, George Njoroge, Charles Ndung’u and Naftali Irungu last year in Nairobi and along the Nairobi-Naivasha highway.

Surrender paraphernalia

The bodies have been lying at Nairobi’s Umash Funeral Home since then and have accrued the bill, which must be cleared before burial.

Njenga made the remarks when he celebrated his 41st birthday in his Kitengela house. The occasion was also used to "exorcise" the house.

Bishop Margaret Wanjiru of Jesus is Alive Ministries attended the ceremony that attracted a large crowd. Those in attendance included former Mungiki co-ordinator Ndura Waruinge.

Some of the youth in attendance surrendered several paraphernalia as requested by Wanjiru, saying they were now saved.

Njenga said he had opened an account at Equity Bank for donations towards the mortuary bill.