Witness in ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga case collapses

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Maina Njenga witness collapses in court

Shortly before she was scheduled to testify, a witness in the case of former Mungiki Leader Maina Njenga on Monday passed out in court.

Just as the witness was about to take the oath at the Nakuru Law Courts and was given a Bible to prepare them for testifying, they passed out.

The unanticipated event prompted an immediate suspension of the court proceedings so that the witness could receive first aid.

After five months, the case was still pending after the incident.

Although the witness was not allowed to testify, the prosecution decided to proceed with the case.

If the witness planned to testify at a later time or date, it was not immediately clear.

The witness was going to respond to questions regarding Maina Njenga’s arrest in July, during which he was allegedly in possession of homemade weapons.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) thought at the time that Maina Njenga intended to use the weapons during protests by the opposition.

Attorney Ndegwa Njiru defended Maina Njenga in Nakuru Law Courts, arguing that his client is innocent of the accusations made against him.

In a radio interview on November 13, Maina Njenga seemed confident that the case would fall apart.

He said the government was furious at the time of the arrest because protests were shutting down businesses all over the nation.

Maina Njenga stated that it was only reasonable that the ODPP drop the case because he had made the decision to back President Wiliam Ruto and advocate for peace.

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