Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has issued a stern warning to opposition leaders urging them to refrain from inciting youth to join illegal groups such as Mungiki.
Kindiki emphasised that the resurgence of such outlawed groups poses a threat to the unity and stability of the country.
“Any person or any leader, regardless of their stature or rank, present or past leader, elected or not elected, trying to recruit our young people to join proscribed organisations like Mungiki, we are coming for you,” warned the CS
The CS highlighted the deep suffering experienced by the Mt Kenya region in the past when illegal groups like Mungiki and other banned groups terrorised the country.
“The Government will not allow the nation to slide back to where it was 20 years ago when Mungiki and other proscribed groups terrorized our country. Any attempts to revive these criminal gangs will be dealt with the same ruthlessness as the fight against banditry or terrorism,” said Kindiki
“Kenya is a democratic country, but we won’t allow anyone to incite or hurt the country’s unity and stability. Anyone who tries to hurt the unity and indivisibility of our Country must be rejected, whether they are in opposition or not. Being in opposition is not a license to incite disunity,” he added
Kindiki’s statement follows the recent incident where police used teargas to disperse supporters of former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga who had gathered outside the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Headquarters.
Njenga had presented himself for questioning and was accompanied by Azimio leaders.