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Ex-Mungiki leader finally buries his wife after 7 months

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga buried his wife Grace Wairimu on Wednesday, seven months after she was shot dead.

Also buried was his cousin Dickson Mwangi who was also killed when gunmen blocked Mr Njenga’s convoy as it headed for Nyahururu and sprayed the vehicles’ with bullets on May 24 .

Mr Njenga miraculously escaped death in the shooting, sustaining a bullet wound in the hand.

The two were buried at Theria Farm, Nyahururu District in Laikipia County, amid renewed calls for their killers to be arrested and charged.

The burial was attended by hundreds of people who arrived in vehicles which police estimated to be about three hundred.

TIGHT SECURITY

 

Security was tight but Mr Njenga said although it was meant to protect those attending, it was not prudent to gather so many policemen from all over the county for the occasion.

He maintained that those who attacked his the convoy “had been paid to finish him”.

“They had been trailing us and after shooting, I heard one say, Crew wameisha twende (they are finished, let’s go),” he said.

When the shooting stopped, he raised his head, looked out and saw the attackers, who numbered about 30, he said.

Cord leader Raila Odinga, who was widely expected to attend not show up.

But Embakasi MP Irshad Sumra, area ward representative Pharis Mukuria attended.

Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua sent her personal assistant to represent her.

Maina gave up on plans to bury the two in his Nkurrunka Farm in Kitengela in June after locals and security officers stopped it.