We take a look at Maina Njenga net worth and property he amassed over the years.
The outlawed Mungiki sect with Maina Njenga at the apex brought the worst of what a disadvantaged group of people can be turned into. Macabre killings of those who did not toe the sect line made headlines almost daily until the then Internal Security Minister John Michuki acted in an equally ruthless fashion.
Kwekwe squad was formed to tackle the Mungiki menace and the resultant cold blood murders of its members lulled their nefarious activities. The number of Mungiki adherents killed when Kwekwe was unleashed is said to have been over 3,000. And their leaders were not spared either. The cult like movement spokesman Mr Njuguna Gitau was shot dead in a busy street after pleading with the assassin to spare his life. His death came a day after the Mungiki chairman Maina Njenga was released from Kamiti Maximum Prison.
The ex-Mungiki leader wife Virginia Nyakio was killed alongside the sect acting chairman Charles Wagacha, treasurer Naftali Irungu, and Ms Nyakio’s driver George Njoroge-all were in their 30s. Police helped themselves with kes5million which was in Nyakio possession. Police were targeting Charles Wagacha and the other three were simply collateral damage.
Interestingly, Mungiki-a group responsible for the massacre of villagers in Mathira- was dispatched to Naivasha and Nakuru by powerful politicians for retaliatory attacks at the height of the 2007-2008 post election violence.
While the Mungiki sect remains largely vanquished-with reports suggesting it morphed to other splinter gangs-the founder and spiritual leader of the outlawed militia continues to wield considerable clout in Kenya politics. So what is the net worth of Maina Njenga and what property does he own?
Here is what the leader of the extortionist militia owns?
Kitengela-Ngong bypass-900 acreshas a 10 bedroom palatial home in the property
He has two boreholes in the property and rears around 100 dairy cows and goats.
Houses in Karen, Kitengela, Ongata Rongai near Nazarene University
His five bedroom house sitting on five acres in Karen has sauna and Jacuzzi. Njenga Karume’s neigbours in this address are ODM leader Raila Odinga and former AG Githu Muigai. House valued at kes100million.
The house sits on 10 acres of prime land while a bungalow in Rimpa stands on a five acre piece of land. His neighbor is former Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service Francis Muthaura. He has another home in the area sitting on 50 acres.
Nyandarau and Laikipia
In the 1,900 acres tract of land, Njenga rears livestock and farms. He accommodates and feed destitute children on the land.
5 acres in Isinya
2 undeveloped plots in Lanet area, Nakuru
500 acre along Mombasa Road next to Daystar University
Plot on Kirinyaga Road near Globe Cinema
His collective acreage of land he owns is estimated at more than 3,000 acres
Cars owned by Maina Njenga
Land Rover Discovery
Maina Njenga net worth
The former Mungiki leader-who is now a pastor- empire is estimated at Kes2 billion. While he is super rich, his followers live in penury.