Mungiki in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard?
Residents of Icaweri and Ng’enda in Gatundu South on Tuesday protested over rising insecurity in the area.
They are now living in fear after a spate of attacks by criminal gangs.
A young man identified as George Kagua was murdered the previous night just metres from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ancestral home.
The residents lit fires and blocked the roads, before they were dispersed by the police.
They demanded better security, having had to endure criminal attacks in the past 1 month.
A gang of thieves armed with guns and other crude weapons attacked George Kibe’s home, killed his son, the family dog and badly injured three other members of his family.
In November last year, the National Police Service issued a stern warning over claims that there were efforts to revive criminal gangs in Murang’a County.
According to them, certain individuals were seeking to further their selfish personal interests.
This followed the killing of a 15-year-old boy in Murang’a County.
A postmortem examination later revealed that Juliano Kanyonyo died after being hit several times on the head with a blunt object.
According to the Kandara MP, illegal gangs such as Mungiki, 42 brothers, Usiku Sacco and Gaza are recruiting newly circumcised men and ‘punishing’ those who refuse to join them.
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