Mungiki Sect Realign’s Political Leaning’s in KenyaApril 20 | Posted by David Goldman | Crime, Intelligence News
Intelligence reports from Kenya show that the outlawed Mungiki sect is making a comeback after four years.
The National Security Intelligence Agency NSIS believes Mungiki has made political inroads and is scoring points as a political outfit and a political mercenary force.
Strategic Intelligence has established Mungiki is about to make a political comeback through an ODM platform with the sole aim of scattering the Central province political capacity.
Using oppressive means, Mungiki will force the youths in Central province to vote for ODM to ensure current choice of leader from the region Uhuru Kenyatta fails to win a majority vote.
Maina Njenga, Paul Muite, ex bishop Gitari had called for a rally to counter the previous GEMA outfit meeting in Limuru but police dispersed the meeting.
All three individuals in the recent past have shown strong ties with Raila Odinga’s ODM party.
Raila Odinga has been losing key allies and his political popularity besides suffering embarrassment after foreign nations particularly EU countries have stopped offering him public support as a choice next leader.
According to the Kenya Police the proscribed Mungiki criminal gang is holding meetings to ensure that voters from the Mt Kenya region are intimidated to vote in a bloc as directed by the organized criminal gang kingpin.
After undergoing a transition from a violent group to a political-economic outfit Mungiki is looking for the person who will offer them servitude in the next life after Kibaki.
Having gained economic mileage through their extortionist means, Mungiki is immensely rich and might offer their preferred presidential leader in the next general election both money and support.
Mungiki is purely a Gikuyu outfit and a disgruntled one having fallen out with current Kikuyu elite in the government.
Recent events show gradual manifestation of the operations of Mungiki in Nairobi and Central Kenya with intelligence on Mungiki showing more sect youths infiltrating bus stations where they extort money and intimidate both drivers, touts, and civilians.
When the meeting at Limuru was stopped by armed police officers, Prime Minister condemned the police actions and asked the Minister for Internal Security George Saitoti to sack the police commissioner Mathew Iteere.
Odinga is taking a policy of indirect support and offering Mungiki a political lifeline besides encouraging such informal anti-Kikuyu leadership meetings.
Mungiki is composed mainly of youths with little or no economic activities to engage them in socio-economics hence they are very vulnerable to illegitimate activities including extortion and crime.
Odinga showing sympathy to Mungiki is indicative of their union that is traced to Maina Njenga’s several appearances at Odinga’s gatherings.
Maina Njenga’s attempt to address a meeting in Limuru where deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta was the chief guest under a GEMA flagship were thwarted by Church leaders sponsoring the meeting, embarrassing Njenga.
Njenga’s revenge is obvious with taking political sides as an effective respite against the Kikuyu DPM.
Mungiki has been deployed in Central Kenya to mechanize ODM in Central Kenya using coercion and intimidation as a measure to ensure Kibaki allies wont make much out politically.
But it’s the resistance previously shown by certain Central Kenya areas such as Nyeri and Kirinyaga that worry intelligence agencies. Such violent resistance would be used to orchestrate community conflict with large numbers of Mungiki youths using extreme violent measures in these areas.
Such vote rich regions will be embroiled in a civil war with all manner of barbarianism terror ruthlessly deployed by Mungiki and the defending youths. This scenario will out-rightly stop any attempt to vote in the election ensuring the votes are lost increasing ODM chances of winning.
Other areas where violence eked by Mungiki youths can manifest is Nakuru, Subukia, and Naivasha all which are vote rich Kikuyu regions.
Though regrettable, such a scenario is likely to play-out quite successfully unless law enforcement and intelligence agency creates an effective counter measure in time.
Owing to the fact that Kenyan political leadership lacks in integrity, and has no will to implement core law enforcement measures the NSIS maybe well informed and ready but the political leadership is not willing to implement the counter measures.