Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has spoken out about his participation in anti-government protests planned by Azimio leader Raila Odinga earlier this year.
During an interview, Maina Njenga revealed what he did for Raila during the protests.
According to Njenga, Raila called him shortly after President William Ruto was sworn in to inquire about his thoughts on the turn of events.
Njenga persuaded Raila at the time to refute the election results and call for protests, and upon mutual agreement, the Opposition appointed him Director of Operations for the nationwide rallies.
Njenga claims that as director, he organized over 1,000 protests at Kamukunji till the opposition chairman was unable to enter the Nairobi Central Business District (CBD).
“After William Ruto was sworn in, Baba (Raila) called and asked what I thought about the turn of events.” I informed him that things had not gone well.
“We had a meeting, and I advised Raila that we reject the election results and begin protests.” We began demonstrations, and I was appointed Director of Operations. “I organized over 1000 demonstrators at Kamukunji until Raila couldn’t get into Nairobi CBD,” he claimed.
This explains why Ruto’s regime, particularly Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, was so concerned about Maina Njenga that he began terrorizing him with the police.