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Government threatens to close Maina Njenga's church over crime

Monday June 9 2014

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga preaches at

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga preaches at the Hope International Ministries in Kitengela on June 01, 2014. This was his first public appearance since his motorcade was shot at, killing five people. PHOTO/DENISH OCHIENG 

By Nation Reporter

Hope International Ministries associated with former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga could be closed if its members are found engaging in criminal activities.

Kajiado County Commissioner Mr Kobia wa Kamau confirmed to the Nation that the church is under state investigations and will be closed if members are be found to engage in crime.

“We suspect the church members are former followers of the outlawed Mungiki sect and should we find out that they are involved in criminal activities, we shall close it in accordance with the law,” Mr Wa Kamau told the media after addressing a security meeting in Kitengela town Sunday.

The Kitengela based church remained closed Sunday as members kept away fearing arrest following reports that police were investigating the members.

Mr Wa Kamau said they are investigating the church after seven bodies were discovered in two shallow graves at a quarry in Kitengela two weeks ago. (READ: Seven bodies dug up from grave).

“We have arrested over 100 people whom we suspect are former members of the sect and they have provided us with some crucial information that could lead to the arrest of the killers.

“It is true we are profiling the former sect members and anyone found to be engaged with crime will be arrested and charged in court,” he said.

Mr Njenga could not be reached for comment.