Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga was released on Sunday night, according to his lawyer Ndegwa Njiru.
The lawyer did not reveal the circumstances of his arrest on Saturday, and if Njenga had been interrogated during his 24-hour detainment.
According to Njiru, the abduction was conducted by government operatives.
“Client Maina Njenga was finally released by the rogue police hit squad after our press conference,” Njiru stated.
Njiru and Azimio leaders had called for unconditional release of Maina stating that he was being persecuted for being in opposition.
Azimio coalition further alleged that the government was frustrating Njenga ahead of a pre-trial hearing after he was charged in July for planning mass protests.
Unconfirmed reports indicated that the former Mungiki Leader had been dropped off in Limuru at night.
After being released by his abductors, he took a motorcycle to a friend’s house in Kiambu.
The details of Njenga’s abduction continue to be shrouded in mystery as different parties offer contradictory reports.
Earlier, it had been reported by Njenga’s brother that the politician was abducted on his way to Kiambu town from a friend's home in Banana.
His lawyer though in a later report stated that Njenga had been taken from his house in Kiambu adding that he was abducted by police who were using Subarus which had a South Sudan registration number.
In the first report, quoting Maina Njenga’s driver, the family stated that they were not able to ascertain who had kidnapped him.
The driver also did not offer details of the cars that took away his client.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) which was adversely mentioned by Njiru and Azimio did not release any statement concerning the alleged abduction and release.
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