Mwenda Mbijiwe Biography, Education, Career, Scandal & Questionable Dealings

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Mwenda Mbijiwe Biography, Education, Career, Scandal & Questionable Dealings
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Mwenda Muthuri Mbijiwe is a security expert who hails from Kimbo Village in Meru County.

He grew into prominence for his security expertise and has offered security analysis and consulted on counter terrorism both to companies directly and through mainstream media.

Education

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Mbijiwe’s early education remains unknown to the public, but a spot check on his LinkedIn profile revealed two institutions in which he is an alumnus.

He attended the University of Nairobi between 2014 and 2017, where he attained a Barchelor’s degree in Armed Conflict and Resolution.

Mbijiwe later enrolled at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel in 2020 and graduated with a Masters degree in National Security and Diplomacy.

Career

The security analyst is a former Kenya Air Force’s Air Defence Control Unit commander.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Mbijiwe left the force and went into private practice in 2007. That is when he founded his own security consultancy agency, Eye on Security.

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Since it began operations, he has served as its chief executive officer (CEO).

Mbijiwe is also the vice president of the Sister Cities Association of Kenya – SCAK, which is a member of US-based Sister Cities International, whose mission is “To promote global peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.”

Milestones

Over the course of his career offering consultancy services on matters security, Mbijiwe has worked with and for some of the top institutions in the country.

On numerous occasions, he has appeared on national televisions to give a breakdown, or highlight security lapses, should haves and should dos, pertaining to security threats experienced in the country over the recent years.

Since January 2015, Mbijiwe has been a security consultant for Huduma Kenya.

Publications

In 2008, Mbijiwe published his book, America Fear no Evil. In the book, he highlight’s the United States as a country mandated by God to ensure world peace.

The former military man states that, the biggest challenge to the realisation of world peace and persistent threat from terrorists, is fear.

He therefore, urges the US not to be afraid as the world is counting on them to ensure peace.

Political aspirations

In 2017, Mbijiwe unsuccessfully contested the Meru Gubernatorial seat.

He was a member of the ruling Jubilee Party but defected to ODM after accusing the former of favouritism.

Mbijiwe later dropped out of the race in favour of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya, who eventually lost to Jubilee’s Kiraitu Murungi.

Scandals

Mbijiwe has been at the center of tainting news headlines over the years.

In 2019, he was arraigned in court for allegedly swindling an unsuspecting member of the public Ksh150,000 after claiming to have links with the United Nations.

According to court documents and as widely reported by local dailies, Mbijiwe is said to have conned Fadhili Abdi Mohamed after they met on March 28, 2019 at an unknown location in Nairobi.

He is reported to have misled Abdi to believing that he could secure a job at the UN for his sister Shamso Abdirahman.

He pled not guilty and was released on a Ksh50,000 cash bail.

Questionable Dealings

On June 22, 2021 Daily Nation reported that the security consultant was involved in questionable dealings with the police. According to the publication, he was a regular at the Pangani Police Station.

Those close to the TV personality allege that he was often reckless with his licensed firearm and was not afraid of brandishing it in public.

On one occasion, he is said to have brandished his gun and controlled traffic at the Roysambu roundabout on Thika Road.

“He opened his jacket and held a gun that was in his belt holster with one of his hands, and made sure that we saw it,” a source who witnessed the incident told the publication.

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Police sources have also indicated that he has been involved in a a series of questionable deals.

Unknown whereabouts

Mwenda Mbijiwe Biography, Education, Career, Scandal & Questionable Dealings
File image of Ex-military officer and security consultant Mwenda Mbijiwe. |Photo| Courtesy|

The security consultant unknown whereabouts of the security consultant.

His family stated that Mbijiwe had been missing since Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was driving a rented car from Nairobi, heading to his rural home in Meru.

His sister Tamara Mbijiwe revealed that his phone had been switched off and the car was discovered abandoned in Tatu City, Kiambu County.

The family filed a missing persons report at Central Police Station in Nairobi and have urged security agencies to expedite investigations in establishing his whereabouts.

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