UPDATE: Maina Njenga was on Wednesday, May 24, set free by the Nakuru Law Courts in line with the anticipatory bail of Ksh100,000 he had posted on May 18, 2023.
Speaking to his supporters after the court proceedings, the former Mungiki leader confirmed that he would report to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road on Thursday, May 25, as ordered by the court.
Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga on Wednesday, May 24, surrendered himself to the authorities at the Nakuru Law Courts.
Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru escorted Njenga to the court premises, hours after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) launched a manhunt for him.
Police claimed they seized 90 rolls of bhang and two guns in his home.
Ndegwa Njiru was unavailable for comment on whether Njenga was seeking an anticipatory bail nor why he opted to avail himself at the court rather than a police station.
In photos seen by Kenyans.co.ke, Njenga is seen standing in the dock as he confers with his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru.
Notably, the police conducted an early morning raid on at least three of his homes on May 12.
Njenga owns homes based in Nairobi, Nakuru, and Laikipia counties. He was not in any of the homes at the time.
Incidentally, Njenga had been to the home of the late freedom fighter Mukami Kimathi one day before the raid where he signed the condolence book.
"I have this evening condoled with the family and friends of the late Mukami Kimathi at her Njambini residence. I am impressed by the good progress in the preparation of the burial under the county and national government.
"I have also suggested and requested the President to plant a memorial Mugumo tree at the residence of Mukami Kimathi as a show of respect and send off of a Mau Mau veteran," he wrote in a statement.
Maina Njenga's last public appearance was on Saturday, May 13, during the state funeral of the late Mukami Kimathi.
He walked into the event in the company of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and former Murang'a Governor Mwangi wa Iria.
In 2022, Njenga vied for the Senatorial seat of Laikipia County on a Kenya African National Union (KANU) party ticket but lost to John Nderitu of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
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