Robbery with violence case against Maina Njenga dropped


Robbery with violence case against Maina Njenga dropped
Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku acquitted Njenga and his five co-accused on Thursday due to absence of prosecution witnesses.
  • Njenga had been charged alongside five others with violently robbing three police officers of guns and cash.
  • The crime allegedly took place at Maina Njenga's Hope Church at Thome Estate in Nairobi’s Kasarani area in 2011.

A Nairobi court has withdrawn a case where former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga had been charged with robbery with violence.

Trial Magistrate Martha Mutuku acquitted Njenga and his five co-accused on Thursday due to absence of prosecution witnesses.

Magistrate Mutuku said that the Director of Public Prosecutions had filed an application seeking discharge of the accused under section 87(a) of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Njenga had been charged alongside five people including businessman Francis Mwangi, Wanjohi Ngare and Stephen Kuria, with violently robbing three police officers of guns and cash.

The crime allegedly took place at Maina Njenga’s Hope Church at Thome Estate in Nairobi’s Kasarani area in 2011.

The case had been adjourned several times, with the defence lawyers accusing the prosecution of intentionally delaying the case.

Njenga and his co-accused were accused of holding the police officers for hours in one of the rooms at the church and damaging a government vehicle.

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