Media reports have leaked that President Uhuru Kenyatta made a last-minute decision not to attend the Mt. Kenya youth peace meeting by Maina Njenga at Kabiruini Grounds in Nyeri after receiving intelligence from his old friends within the security agencies of a hidden sinister plan by the government to infiltrate the gathering with Mungiki goons, aiming to paint him as someone reviving the outlawed gang and seeking authority in the Mount Kenya region.
If Uhuru had decided to attend the meeting, the state would not have interfered, but immediately after it ended, 20 sessions had been planned with media outlets in 15 counties and 12 other meetings in the Mount Kenya region to condemn ‘Uhuru’s move to appoint Mungiki’ as the leader in the politics of that region.
According to credible intelligence sources quoted by local newspaper Taifa Leo, this elaborate plot was concocted and launched in May 2023, involving leaders from the Mount Kenya region within the Kenyan First government, particularly those from the central region.
Given the fear and disdain for the Mungiki group in Mount Kenya, a counterplan was devised to implicate Uhuru, identified in intelligence reports (NIS) as one of the financiers of the Azimio protests against the government.
This campaign aimed to link Uhuru with the illegal Mungiki group.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa, and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro publicly accused Uhuru of being a sponsor of Mungiki, garnering support from other politicians in the Mount Kenya counties.
It is worth noting that, in several political and public meetings, the three declared that Uhuru was a sponsor of Mungiki, claiming he wants to use the gang to create political turmoil in the Mount Kenya region.