Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, May 28, warned former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga against reviving the sect and cautioned of grave consequences.
Speaking during a church service at AIPCA Town Cathedral Thika, Kiambu County, Gachagua noted that the government would employ all resources to curtail the resurgence of the vicious gang.
Further, he singled out Njenga for allegedly manipulating the youth to enrich himself through the operations. Gachagua claimed that Njenga was the sole beneficiary, referencing the nine-posh mansions that the latter built across the country.
"It is a few people taking advantage of young people. That sect leader is whereby the money was being collected and take all the money to him. As we speak today, he has nine posh homes, in Lavington, Kitengela, Nyahururu etc."
"I want to talk to our young people, please don't be misled to start those activities because the government will not allow even for a day, and it will be rough, I can tell you," he stated.
He appealed to parents, church leaders and elders to talk to the young people in Mt Kenya to ensure they are not enjoined in the sect.
"We have heard your concerns about that gang. Let me assure you that the government will not allow the revival of that criminal gang, it will not happen.
"I appeal to church leaders and elders, please talk to our children. That person reviving that gang is setting our children to be killed. Since the government will not allow it, I want to ask parents to talk to their children not to allow them to be misused for trouble.
In particular, he dared the organisers behind the sect to avail their children of such operations as opposed to using the youth in their scheme.
"Any attempt to recreate their activity will not be allowed. Why can't you bring your own children to face us?" he wondered.
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi echoed Gachagua's statement and urged parents not to allow their children to fall into the sect.
Further, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki also warned against the resurgence of the gang and reiterated that the government would not allow the nation to slide back into terror.
"Any attempts to revive these criminal gangs will be dealt with the same ruthlessness as the fight against banditry or terrorism," he stated during a service at ACK Cathedral, Siakago Mbeere North Constituency, Embu County.
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