Kitengela has lately been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Tussles between the former leader of the outlawed Mungiki sect Maina Njenga and his brother Peter Kamunya have seen scores of young energetic men die. The fight is alleged to be initiated by differences in property ownership.
This has greatly irked the Maasai community which has given Maina Njenga and his likes a 7 day ultimatum to vacate Kitengela. The peeved Maasai community said they were tired of living with the Mungiki and that they should pack and leave or else face forceful eviction.
At the same time, the Maasais threatened to burn down the church belonging to former Mungiki Leader, Maina Njenga, saying its existence in Kitengela has caused nothing but chaos and disrupted the peace and tranquility they were enjoying before.