MainaNjenga2310eThe Government will close down the church associated with former mungiki sect leader Maina Njenga at Kitengela in a bid to restore security and ease tension among members of public since the recent discovery of mass graves in the area.

Kajiado County Commissioner Kamau wa Kobia says security in Kitengela and its environs was compromised when the Hope International Church associated with Maina Njenga was set up in the area.

While addressing a public security meeting at kitengela, Kobia said the recent skirmishes witnessed in the area upon discovery of mass graves are associated with Mungiki adherents purported to be members of the questionable church.

Kobia says the church is questionable and the activities mysterious and adding that the government will close the church indefinitely.

The County Commissioner said mungiki followers in Kitengela are at it again fighting for several buildings owned by Gikuyu Embu and Meru association (GEMA) to disinherit the aged owners.

Police in Kitengela are profiling individuals and more than 50 mungiki suspects arraigned in court and 49 more were set to appear in court this morning.

Isinya OCPD Edward wafula urged the public to volunteer information that will help fight the mungiki menace.

Locals who attended the meeting hesitated to talk for fear of reprisals while some elders gave the security team an ultimatum to beef up security.

Two weeks after Isinya Police divisions OCPDs and OCS were transferred more police officers have been deployed in Kitengela and two extra vehicles provided.

Residents have decried rising insecurity in the area. In the latest incident armed thugs stormed into a residence around midnight, disconnected power supply and shot dead the owner before stealing electronic goods.

Isinya OCPD confirmed the incident.