I did not meet the Nyandarua county chiefs, Maina Njenga claims

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Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has denied claims that he met 30 chiefs who are facing a sack threat for allegedly attending a meeting convened at his home in Oroimuita, Ol Jororok, Nyandarua County last week.

Njenga instead said that he met the chiefs at a Nyahururu hotel where they were having lunch after they met the County Commissioner.
“I did not have a meeting with them at my home, I met them at a restaurant, I am an aspiring Senatar hence I cannot ignore such a crowd”, he said.

He added that he met the administrators after they came from a meeting at the County Commissioner’s office for a mass voter registration mobilization exercise organized by the IEBC.

Further, Njenga has accused the current Laikipia County Senator G.G.Kariuki of being behind the push to have the chiefs sacked.

The chiefs and their assistants have since been given one week to show cause why they should not be disciplined or relieved of their duties for attending the meeting.
In a letter from the office of Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, the administrators have been accused of misconduct for “attending and taking part in political meetings and leading delegations from their area of jurisdiction to Maina’s residence.”

He was speaking at the Milimani Law courts after attending the mention of a case in which he and five others are facing robbery with violence charges.

Njenga, Francis Mwangi, Daniel Wanjohi, Ngare Njogu and Stephen Kuria Mwangi were charged with robbing police officers and a businessman of cash, guns and bullets inside the Hope Church on Thome Estate, Nairobi, on April 22, 2013.

Njenga moved to the High Court after trial magistrate Dolphin Okundi disqualified his lawyer Paul Muite from representing him.

They have maintained they have the right to be represented by a lawyer of their choice.

On the 23rd March of this year Justice Ngenye Macharia is expected to deliver a ruling on whether Muite will continue to represent him or he will remain as a prosecution witness in the criminal case.