The Azimio la Umoja Coalition has condemned the alleged abduction of former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga.
In a statement shared on Sunday, September 17, Azimio claimed that Njenga was arrested by officers from the Special Support Unit (SSU) before driving off to an unknown location.
Further, the coalition’s leaders demanded his immediate release or arraignment in court in line with the constitution.
According to the coalition, Njenga’s abduction is meant to shift focus from the high cost of living and an attempt to prevent a pre-trial scheduled for Monday, September 17.
Azimio further noted that Njenga’s family was kept in the dark about his whereabouts with no reports on where he was held.
‘The information we have suggests that the abductors did not identify themselves, nor did they state that he was under arrest,” the statement read.
“All indications point to this being an operation carried out by rogue police. The abductors were driving Subarus, armed, and hooded,” the statement adds.
In the statement, Azimio leaders affirmed that they would hold the Inspector General of Police accountable in case ‘anything happens to him”.
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Moreover, the leaders urged Kenyans to remain firm and fight for their freedoms and rights.
Reports on Njenga’s Abduction
On Saturday, September 16, Maina Njenga’s lawyer Ndegwa Njiru issued a statement regarding the alleged abduction.
In a statement on X, the advocate noted that Njenga was abducted from his house in Kiambu and whisked away to an unknown location.
Similarly, on Sunday, September 17, morning Njiru issued another statement stating that Njenga was still missing.
Njenga’s Family in Distress
The National Police Service had not responded to the concerns about Njenga’s whereabouts by press time.
Earlier on Sunday, Njenga’s family tried to trace him at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road albeit with no success.
Further, the family revealed that his phone had been off since his abduction.
Nonetheless, the reports about Njenga’s arrest come on the back of a series of arrests.
In July, the former Mungiki leader was arrested in connection to the Azimio la Umoja-led anti-government protests.