Police crackdown on Mungiki suspects intensifies

Nairobi, Kenya - Security officers have netted 914 suspects linked to the outlawed Mungiki sect, as the government intensifies its crack down on the sect.

According to Central Provincial Police officer Phillip Ndwigah the suspects also include 127 drivers and 38 touts suspected to be members of the sect who are believed to be collaborating with the sect members in harassing other matatu operators in the area.

Ndwigah said the nabbed drivers and touts are suspected to be the link persons with sect members who are not actively represented in the industry.

Ndwigah further said the exercise will be concentrated in Kiambu, Thika, Maragua and Murang'a districts which are worst hit by the sect activities.