'I know my abductors' Maina Njenga says after court appearance

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga addressing the media outside Makadara Law Courts. [Cillins Kweyu, Standard]

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga says he knows the people behind his recent abduction.

He made the sentiments, days after he was allegedly arrested on Saturday, September 16 evening in the Banana area, Kiambu County.

Speaking to the media at Makadara Law Courts on Monday morning, Njenga pointed an accusing finger at the investigators of his case.

"I want it to be known worldwide that those who arrested me are known, and have been with me on the case. I would like to urge Kenyans that if a case is before court, let the judge handle it. Don't prosecute in houses," he says.

According to Njenga, he was abducted by familiar people, blindfolded then taken to a house that is not a police station.

"When I was taken that day, I was blindfolded, taken to the top of a building, and asked to take a seat. In fact, I could not see the seat. I was just being directed on what to do. The house was covered in darkness and had a small mattress. That's a high level of torture. Nyayo days are over, we are a free country," he adds.

Additionally, he has urged President William Ruto to intervene in his case to prevent further injustices.

Njenga and his brother, Peter Kamau are facing charges of being in possession of crude weapons at the Makadara Law Courts.

The case came up for mention on Monday, September 18, and is set for hearing on December 4, this year.

Lately, Njenga has been on the wrong side of the law. Last month police conducted a series of raids on his residences in Nyahururu, Nakuru, Laikipia, and Nairobi.

According to media reports, Njenga was released.