Ex-Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga together with 11 others are now asking the court to summon the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua to provide evidence in court regarding the allegations by the DP that they will deal with the emerging outlawed Mungiki sect.
Maina Njenga who appeaewd before a Nakuru court on Tuesday has also asked the court to bar the Deputy President from commenting on the Mungiki issue because it is an active case that is ongoing in court.
“This court has a duty to protect the sanctity of trial and proceedings before it. It is prohibited, under the general rule of law, comments that amount to sub judice. The facts of the case ought not to be discussed in any fora than the court,” reads court documents.
This follows constant remarks by DP Gachagua utterances in public forum that he will crack down the alleged emerging Mungiki group in Mount Kenya.
Njenga’s prayers were however declined with the court saying it was not satisfied that there was indeed a violation.
“No material has been placed before me to demonstrate the asserted contempt by the deputy president,” the court stated.
Njenga who is accused of running an outlawed group and organising criminal offenses outside DCI headquarters in Nairobi pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court on 29th May, 2023. Njenga was released on a KSH 100,000 bond or a cash bail of Ksh 50,000.
Maina Njenga is now facing a pre-trial in Nakuru-based court with seven counts including charges related to running the outlawed Mungiki sect.