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Tuesday July 6, 2010
MungikiRNB's Religion News Blog:
Kenyan police has detained 120 suspected members of a sect accused of extorting money from Nairobi’s minibus drivers. Kenyan media reports say authorities were ordered to crack down on members of the Mungiki and prevent demonstrations against the police.

The suspects belong to a sect called the Mungiki, that blends Christian doctrines and traditional African practices. It has been blamed for macabre killings, abductions, and extortion and also controls several Muntatu lines in Nairobi.

Monday April 28, 2008
It comes less than a fortnight after the wife of the sect’s jailed leader was found beheaded, sparking riots in Nairobi and surrounding areas.

Tuesday April 15, 2008
Armed members of Kenya’s Mungiki gang, angry at the beheading of their political leader’s wife, fought paramilitary police on the streets of Nairobi yesterday. Up to 12 people were believed to have been killed.

Friday April 4, 2008
Nairobi – Some 200 members of a banned sect linked to murders and beheadings, as well as killings during recent post-election violence, were arrested in the Kenyan capital over the past three days, police said on Thursday.

Tuesday January 29, 2008
They gave warning to the unwelcome neighbors to leave. Then they came – dozens of young men with machetes – and hacked away at any members of the Luo tribe that they could find.

Thursday January 24, 2008
After the eruption of post-electoral violence, members of some communities have embraced the outlawed gangs to provide security in their territories.

Thursday January 10, 2008
Head of the state-funded Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Maina Kiai, said that members of the banned Mungiki, a shadowy gang mainly from President Mwai Kibaki’s Kikuyu tribe, were sought out for protection.

Sunday November 25, 2007
As many as 8,040 young Kenyans have been executed or tortured to death since 2002 during a five-year police crackdown on Mungiki, an outlawed sect.

Tuesday November 6, 2007
The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights linked the slayings to a war between police and Mungiki – a violent, quasi-political, street gang accused of a string of beheadings and fatal shootings earlier this year.

Thursday October 25, 2007
Kenyan police arrested eight members of a banned sect, blamed for a string of murders and beheadings, while taking an illegal oath in the capital, said an official on Wednesday.

Wednesday October 24, 2007
Kenyan police have denied carrying out extra-judicial killings of alleged members of the outlawed Mungiki sect.

Police hit squads engaged in a vicious war with the criminal Mungiki sect are in the spotlight following the killing of scores of people whose bodies have been dumped in the Ngong Forest area.

Thursday September 27, 2007
The Mungiki, a quasi-religious criminal gang, has terrorised parts of Nairobi and central Kenya in the past few months.

Thursday August 23, 2007
Police arrested a suspected leader of an outlawed Kenyan group blamed for a string of beheadings and fatal shootings this year, the man’s family said Wednesday.

Thursday July 12, 2007
Many primary and secondary school students have joined the outlawed Mungiki sect, headteachers in Murang’a North and South districts said yesterday.

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