Maina Njenga's abduction is intimidation by govt.

"This is an attempt to distract Kenyans from pressing issues."

Maina Njenga
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The Azimio La Umoja Coalition asserts that Kenya Kwanza continues to target and intimidate opposition leaders as evidenced by the purported kidnapping of former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga.

The opposition asserted in a statement that Maina was abducted in an effort to thwart her pre-trial hearing, which is set to take place on Monday.

"This is a deliberate attempt to distract Kenyans from the pressing issues such as the rising cost of fuel and food. We vehemently condemn the abduction and continued persecution of Mr. Maina and his family," the opposition said. 

Azimio has sought Maina's release and appearance in court, claiming that rogue police are to blame for the alleged kidnapping.

"The abductors were driving Subarus, armed, and hooded. It is highly likely that they were part of the Special Support Unit, known for terrorizing Kenyans during the anti-tax protests."

"We want to make it clear that we will hold the Inspector General of Police fully accountable for Maina's life should anything happen to him," the statement continued.

"We must stand firm, fight, and demand our freedoms and all other rights."

Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru claims that on Saturday night, Maina was kidnapped from his home in Kiambu.

"My client Maina Njenga has been abducted by the DCI from his house in Kiambu. He has been taken to an undisclosed location," he posted on his X handle.