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Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga released on free bond

 Police lob teargas to disperse Maina Njenga's supporters at DCI headquarters in Nairobi on May 25, 2023. [Samson Wire, Standard]

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has been released on a free bond.

Njenga presented himself at the  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Kiambu County on Thursday, May 25. 

Accompanying Njenga was his lawyer George Wajackoya, Narc- Kenya leader Martha Karua, Eugene Wamalwa, and former Murang’a Governor Mwangi wa Iria.

According to Wamalwa, Njenga was whisked away to an unknown location after being questioned at the DCI headquarters.

"They charged him afresh, as they were charging him, we were insisting that he be accompanied by his lawyer to court. Unfortunately, they were able to sneak out our client from the room where he was. We have been told they are going to Kiambu courts," said Wamalwa.

"We are very embarrassed that our DCI and police can behave in such an unprofessional way to 'steal' a client and disappear with him," he added.

Earlier, police lobbed teargas to disperse a crowd that had formed outside the DCI headquarters.

The crowd alleged to be supporters of former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga, wanted him released after he presented himself at DCI for questioning. 

Njenga was being grilled by police after two firearms and more than 90 rolls of bhang were found at one of his homes in Ngomongo, Bahati Sub-County. 

Police lob teargas to disperse a crowd at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Rd; the protesters want Maina Njenga, who is being held for questioning, to be released. pic.twitter.com/MhBUnzCZih

— The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) May 25, 2023

On Wednesday, Njenga appeared at the Nakuru Law Courts and later at the Nakuru County DCI offices where he recorded a statement.

He was then asked to present himself before the DCI officers in Nairobi today, for further probe. 

 Police lob teargas to disperse Maina Njenga's supporters at DCI headquarters in Nairobi on May 25, 2023. [Samson Wire, Standard]

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