Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Manasseh's badges.

Police denies Mungiki resurgence

28 February 2013, 14:34 Wangui Joseph

Nyeri police boss on Thursday denied claims that there is a resurgence of the outlawed criminal gang - Mungiki in his jurisdiction area.

Kirunya Limbitu said that the reports on Mungiki resurfacing have no grounds and his officers are in the field getting rid of any group plotting to destruct public peace.

Limbitu was commenting over Monday protests by locals at Giakanja area fringes of Nyeri town who protested over acute insecurity in the trading centre.

They claimed and complained of harassment and extortion by members alleged to be of the Mungiki sect which has a history of resurfacing during elections.

The protesters majority of whom are businessmen, were claiming that high rate of insecurity and spate of murder and robbery in the area is making them live in fear and unable to carry out their daily economic activities.

Reportedly, businessmen were charged monthly fee while the taxi operators were demanded half of their daily earnings purporting to be for their security.

They blamed police laxity over bringing the sect members to book saying they have reported the matter them but no step has been taken so far and the extorters are known people. 

The OCPD however, said the residents were protesting over an assault case in which one of the locals was assaulted by thugs on Monday evening.

He said two of the assailants were arrested but one of them managed to escape and his officers are on a man hunt.

He further said the accomplice is threatening locals who would reveal his whereabouts and was one of the reasons why protest ensued but security has been beefed up in the area.

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilwon Ochieng
Deputy Governor's ally found with...

The EACC has recovered KES 2 million in fake currency from a close ally of Deputy Governor for Tharaka Nithi Eliud Mati. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Mudavadi given permission to join...

Musalia Mudavadi has been ghranted permission by his party to join the CORD Coalition. Read more...

Submitted by
Victor Tinto
EACC officers raid Deputy Governo...

EACC officers raided the home of a Deputy Governor as theft case continues in court. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
New IEBC bosses to be named Novem...

New IEBC bosses will be named on November 30. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
DP Ruto has spoilt my name, activ...

DP William Ruto has spoilt my name, activist complains. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Apologise for attack on Auditor G...

Apologise for attack on Auditor General, President Uhuru Kenyatta is told by Kisumu Senator Anyang Nyong'o. Read more...