POLITICIAN WANTS TO KILLS ME, SAYS MAINA Nov 25, 2011 22:37:20 GMT 3
Post by kathure kebaara on Nov 25, 2011 22:37:20 GMT 3
POLITICIAN WANTS TO KILLS ME, SAYS MAINA
FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2011 00:03 BY STAR REPORTER
FORMER Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has claimed a politician linked to an ICC suspect wants to kill him. Njenga was yesterday clarifying allegations that he made at a press conference at Karen shopping centre on Wednesday.
Njenga claimed the politician believes that he (Njenga) sent a prosecution witness to the Hague with information about the retaliatory attacks in Naivasha during the 2007-08 post-election violence.
Njenga, now a born-again Christian preacher, said he fears for his life after strangers claiming to be officers from a dreaded anti-Mungiki police unit visited his two homes over the weekend.
He said a vehicle with government registration numbers came to his Karen home last Sunday with five occupants. “They claimed they were officers from the Kwekwe Squad and they wanted to talk to me. Another Nissan van visited my Kitengela residence and told my workers they want Sh2 million to pardon me over crimes I do not know,” Njenga said. “Some people are asking why I sent former Mungiki people to testify for Ocampo. I can truthfully tell you I do not know who is at the ICC as a witness,” Njenga told reporters.
Njenga believes that the politician from Central Kenya became angry with him after he demanded that he honour his pledge to offset an outstanding mortuary bill for Njenga’s wife Virginia Nyakio and her two bodyguards who were murdered in 2008, according to an inside source. The politician had pledged to give Sh7 million and initially paid Sh4 million.
The politician then allegedly told Njenga that he would not pay the Sh3 million balance at the Umash Funeral home. The bodies of Nyakio and her bodyguards remained there for two years because Mungiki said they would not bury them until Njenga was released from prison. The politician refused to pay the balance and told Njenga to find ways of raising the funds, according to the inside source.
Njenga felt threatened because the politician said that he would not see the ICC suspect being locked up at the Hague because the Mungiki had implicated him in crimes against humanity.
The Mungiki informer is now in hiding in Europe. He is expected to give testimony at The Hague against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, Civil Service Head Francis Muthaura and former police boss Maj Gen Hussein Ali who are accused of organising the Mungiki attacks in Naivasha and Nakuru. The politician close to the suspect apparently believes that the Ocampo witness was sent to the Hague by Njenga.
Njenga told journalists that suspicious cars have been tailing him since the exchange with the politician. Njenga said an assistant minister called to threaten him with dire consequences over his decision to support former Defence minister Njenga Karume as the spokesman of the Kikuyu community. He said he had recorded a statement with the Karen and Athi River police stations over the threats.
Njenga claimed the strangers had been calling him on his cell phone. “Some people are asking why I sent former Mungiki people to testify for Ocampo,” Njenga said. Police spokesman Erick Kiraithe said police had received complaints by Njenga and they are investigating.
Virginia Nyakio was buried with three others in January 2010 at Njenga's home in Kitengela. Virginia was murdered with her driver and bodyguard in April 2008 in Ngong Forest, possibly by Kwekwe squad.
Njenga Karume and Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu were among the ranking individuals who contributed towards the Sh9 million burial expenses for Nyakio.
During the funeral, Njenga told mourners that Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and businessman Irshad Sumra had also contributed to the mortuary fee along with other people who paid through M-Pesa. The receipts were deposited in Njenga's Equity Bank account in Ongata Rongai branch.
Njenga Karume told the Star that he had helped Njenga. "It is normal African practice to help friends and relatives when they are bereaved. My friends and I helped Maina bury his wife and those other people," said Karume.
A group calling themselves "Nakuru businessmen" gave Sh900,000 while Mungiki coordinators from across Kenya gave 627,000. Lawyer Paul Muite confirmed donating Sh20,000. "My friends and I went to support Njenga in every way we could including financially. He needed money and other forms of help," Waititu told the Star by telephone.
Bishop Wanjiru of Jesus is Alive Ministries yesterday did not confirm or deny that she contributed Sh700,000 towards the funeral as recorded on the list. "That is a lot of money. Are you asking if I contributed that personally?" said Wanjiru without elaborating.