Mungiki sect is back with a bang and has devised a new method to recruit new
members into the criminal gang.
to detectives, the outlawed sect has
been using the ceremonies surrounding circumcision as recruitment grounds to
enlist young Kikuyu boys to the cult.
over the weekend, Central Regional Commissioner, Wilson Njenga, noted that they
are trying to establish how the sect lures initiates.
to the Kikuyu culture, elders should preside over boys’ initiation but the culture has faded away allowing other
groups, including the church, to take up the role.
now believe that due to lack of proper guidelines, the practice has become
vulnerable to manipulation by criminal gangs, among them Mungiki.
is what the initiates are taught during the healing process that we are
is easy to recruit them during this period,” Njenga said.
is now up to security agencies to act in order to stop this gang that reins
terror in Central Kenya.
Kenyan DAILY POST