Maina Njenga, a former leader of criminal gang Mungiki sect blamed the Kenyan authorities for the attempted assassination during the Nyahururu weekend killings that left all his 5 bodyguards dead.
Mungiki hit squad sprayed Maina Njenga’s convoy of 2 cars, attacking them all at ones with a burst of semi-automatic fire before speeding off.
Maina Njenga escaped with multiple bullet wounds while his girlfriend sustained serious gun wounds.
Both vehicles rolled and crashed, according to eye witnesses, Maina Njenga walked out of the vehicle without any help.
Interior cabinet secretary Joseph Lenku has publicly denied any police involvement in the Mungiki Nyahururu shoot by killings that left 5 people dead and three others injured.
Maina Njenga is the former leader of Mungiki sect, a notorious ethnic Kikuyu dominated sect and militia that beheads members of its community to extort money.
Maina Njenga CORD party political connections saw him rise in the political arena during the 2013 elections where he shared podiums with Raila Odinga the leader of the opposition party.
The shooting of Maina Njenga signals a possible turf war or a control over resources feud as Mungiki seeks both political and economic relevance which has waned in the past 3 years.
Involvement of police in such cases would only be catastrophic. Killing the former leader would ignite an insurgency and the subsequent re-emergence of the criminal gang. This could be dangerous for a country that is struggling to battle insecurity.