Maina Njenga, the former head of the Mungiki, has successfully secured anticipatory bail and a court order to prevent police from arresting or detaining him. This development comes amidst reports suggesting law enforcement was pursuing Njenga over alleged connections to the discovery of firearms and a significant amount of cannabis.
Investigators from the Nakuru County Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had been targeting Njenga, connecting him with a residence where the illicit items were found. The residence, located in Ngomongo village, Dundori ward, was the site of a police raid that resulted in the apprehension of eight individuals, aged between 37 and 54.
The raid, which took place at the aforementioned residence, led to the discovery of over 90 rolls of cannabis and three rounds of 9mm blank ammunition hidden within one of the rooms.
It’s worth noting that Njenga’s ability to obtain anticipatory bail reflects a preemptive legal move designed to forestall a potential arrest and detention. While it does not absolve him from the charges or investigations, it does provide him with a measure of legal protection in the interim.
As investigations continue, it remains to be seen how the case will develop and what impact it might have on Njenga’s status and public perception.