Mungiki Spokesman, Njuguna Gitau Njuguna Gunned Down in Luthuli Avenue Nairobi

The soft spoken spokesman of the outlawed Mungiki sect, Njuguna Gitau Njuguna, was gunned down along the busy Luthuli Avenue on Thursday November 5th 2009 in the afternoon.

Gitau Njuguna was one of the top heads of the political wing of Mungiki, the Kenya National Youth Alliance (KENYA) and a close associate of Maina Njenga the chairman of the Mungiki sect.He accompanied Njenga when he was released from King'ong'o and acompanied him in his visitis to Bishop Margaret Wanjiru's JIAM church for conversion to christianity.

The father of three was 32 years old.

Many questions arise.
  • Why the timing of the cold blooded murder? Why now when Ocampo is in town? Was it a diversionary tactic?
  • Who could have ordered the hit? Is the dreaded kwekwe squad back? Is there trouble in the ranks of Mungiki, for control of their illicit billions or leadership struggles for the orphaned group members after Maina Njenga turned a new leaf who don't want to convert to Christianity? Is it silencing a mouth that was about to spill the beans? Is someone asserting authority? Or is it payback time, for revenge or desertion?
  • Who stands to benefit the most from the killing?

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4 Responses to Mungiki Spokesman, Njuguna Gitau Njuguna Gunned Down in Luthuli Avenue Nairobi

Anonymous said...

Indeed there are many unanswered questions on the tinming of His death.One would also question the continued silence by the political leaders from Mt Kenya.Lest we forget that Mau Mau was an outlawed group in the 50's and today with an established justice system greater accountability must be demanded from our political leaders.

siRKen said...

Anon, they cannot castigate the group for now. 2012 is so near and they will need to re-use it as they did in the past. Nothing has changed since 2007

Anonymous said...

Many questions go unanswered. but all we are hoping for is that there will be no blood shed for revenge. We kenyans should know that no bad deed goes unpunished as we will see the perpetrators of post election violence being punished.

Anonymous said...

Its sad to reminisce the death of a young kenyan marverick. Njuguna you still inspire from the grave. May your soul rest in peace