29 November 2012

Kenya: Mungiki Raise Mwea Extortion Money

Mwea residents are living in fear after Mungiki followers circulated leaflets demanding money from the business community. The leaflets were circulated in Ngurubani, Kagio, Sagana, Kutus and Kangai towns.

The leaflets state that the big businesses should pay Sh10,000, while traders and small time shop owner Sh5,000. Timber house owners have been asked to pay Sh200, while stone house owners have been asked cough up Sh500.

Horticultural farmers who plant tomatoes and French beans farmers were told to pay Sh5,000 and rice farmers two sacks of rice each. Police boss Apollo Onyonyi said police are investigating the matter and assured the business community that security has been beefed up after the leaflets were circulated. He asked the people not to pay any money to the illegal group.

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