Youths warned against plans to revive Mungiki

James Wakahiu @PeopleDailyKe

Central Regional Commissioner Wilson Njega has warned youths regrouping to revive the outlawed Mungiki sect to refrain from the move.

Speaking in Gatundu when he addressed boda boda operators, Njega said the groups are mobilising through cartels which are extorting matatu operators by demanding for protection fee.

He said the government will flash out criminal groups out to be a law unto themselves.

“Only the government has the legal mandate to collect taxes and levies. We will not allow criminals to oppress the masses demanding for protection fee,” said Njega.

He added that the gang is recruiting Standard Eight leavers and is taking advantage of the ongoing circumcision rituals, even as he called on parents to be vigilant and vet those interacting with the young initiates.

He called on elders to be role model for the young men in line with culture and tradition. Njega said the illegal levies are major contributors of road accidents because matatu crews are tempted to overload and speed to make extra money demanded by the gangs.

He called on boda boda operators to adhere to traffic rules set by the government including having a licence and insurance cover.

Njega also led in the destruction of more than 10 gambling machines and warned against engaging in the business which, he said, contributes to young people engaging in criminal activities to get extra money for gambling.

He was accompanied by Regional Police Commander Solomon Makau, his AP counterpart Vincent Makhoha, Kiambu County Commissioner Wilson Wanyange and the County Security team.

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