GG makes peace with Maina Njenga
A former Internal Security minister has pleaded with Mungiki founders to continue working with him.
Mr GG Kariuki, the Mkenya Solidarity Movement party leader, denied that he had disowned Mungiki founder Maina Njenga and his followers.
“I have been misquoted. Please ignore the media reports,” said Mr Kariuki on Monday and angrily accused the media of being used by State agents to spread propaganda.
“These people (journalists) should go for refresher courses and learn how not to misquote people,” he told the former Mungiki leaders at a Nairobi Hotel. He had called a crisis meeting to plead with them that he had been misrepresented by media reports.
During a delegates’ meeting at his Rumuruti home on Friday, Mr Kariuki had said Mr Njenga was a not a member or official of the party despite his conspicuous presence at the Kamukunji launch on June 9.
Mr Njenga was not the party’s presidential candidate, he was reported to have said.
Mr Kariuki was apparently pressurised by the delegates to know the influence of Mr Njenga in the party. The former Mungiki leader hit back, saying he had made Mr Kariuki the acting party leader.