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Ex Mungiki leader Maina Njenga revives network to ‘push for referendum’

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has revived his network of youth in the country in a bid to push for constitutional reforms to expand the Presidency ahead of 2022 General Election.

Mr Njenga said he is using his new outfit, Amani Sasa Foundation, to marshal support for the referendum demands countrywide.

“We want reforms in the constitution to increase positions within the Presidency. The changes include re-introduction of the Prime Minister’s seat with two deputies. A constitution that brings coexistence is what Kenya needs,” Mr Njenga told Nairobi News.

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga. PHOTO | FILE
Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga. PHOTO | FILE

PROPOSAL SAILD THROUGH

If his proposal sails through, the Presidency will have five members including the President, a Deputy President, a Prime Minister and two deputies.

While defending his suggestion, Mr Njenga said it is aimed at reconciling the country and enhance the national unity initiative started by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga in March, this year.

Asked about the financing of his new outfit’s activities, Mr Njenga said it is ‘self-financed’.

“I’m funding myself. My proposal will reconcile communities and bring them together. I believe it will go through and will make all communities and regions in the country feel part of the government. Currently, some communities feel abandoned,” explained Mr Njenga.

He said opinions on the changes are being collected and that first strategic meeting is scheduled to be held in Nyahururu stadium next weekend on August 25.

Mr Njenga, before Mungiki group was declared illegal, had a huge youthful constituency, mostly in Mt Kenya, Nairobi and Nakuru regions.