Ex-Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga Tells Court He Used Sh100 Million to Campaign for Jubilee Party

  • Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has now revealed that he used over Sh100 Million in campaigning for the new Jubilee Party (JP), which was launched in September last year, and its leader President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    The details have emerged in a suit Njenga has filed at the High Court, challenging the Jubilee Party leadership for declining to clear him for their nominations for the Laikipia senatorial race. 

    According to the case filed through lawyer Evans Ondieki, Njenga alleges he spent more than Sh100 Million marketing Jubilee and its leaders. 

    He adds that as a bonafide member of the party, his rights are not privileges granted by the party leaders and cannot, therefore, be taken away by individuals.

    The former Mungiki leader wants the court to compel the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal, Jubilee and the IEBC to be democratic and fair.

    “It is unfair for the respondents to reject my nomination papers without giving reasons” his suit papers read in part.

    WhenNjenga turned up to submit his papers, his application was rejected following instructions allegedly issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

    He has now accused the leaders of being dictatorial and challenged them to produce evidence that he was ever a member of the outlawed sect. 

    Njenga's support for President Kenyatta has in the past brought troubles, even being used against him (Uhuru) while he was facing charges at the ICC in Hague.

    During his testimony at the confirmation hearings, Kenyatta denied that he had any links with the criminal gang, adding that he had blocked its leaders from getting KANU tickets when he vied for the presidency in 2002.