Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Monday, May 29, made revelations of how former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga and his supporters allegedly evaded justice.

The DP who was speaking during a meeting of leaders and other stakeholders from the Rift Valley on ending illegal brew and drug abuse regretted that security officers were not doing their work.

He claimed that it was hard to clamp down on criminal gangs like Mungiki since they were being abetted by senior police officers in the region. 

“The other day, people of this criminal gang were causing chaos at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters.

“Instead of taking people arrested for causing chaos, the officer took a bribe and released them,” the Deputy President remarked.

Gachagua noted that the government would take action against corrupt officers in an effort to streamline the security sector.

“We cannot live with such officers. Which country does a station commander have the power to do what he wants?” he quipped.

The DP noted that the National Security Council had decided that corrupt officers would not be transferred but would be relieved of their duties

“Station commander is the centre of police operations. Everything revolves around the station commander.

“A police station is as efficient, corrupt or rotten as the station commander,” the DP remarked.

He added that President William Ruto’s government would not allow the insurgency of the Mungiki sect.

“We will not allow anybody who thinks he can revive that gang to kill people, extort Kenyans and defile our women.

“I want to appeal to parents and church leaders to talk to young people especially in Mt Kenya as they are the ones being targeted by that leader who has nine posh homes courtesy of extorting people,” the DP appealed.

The DP was speaking at a time when Maina Njenga was being presented at Nakuru Law Courts where he is facing charges of being a member and supporting an organised and outlawed group.

The former Mungiki leader had been arrested on Thursday, May 25, and later released after a day-long grilling. 

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