Following the skirmishes that were reported this morning, this is the current security update as at 1130 hrs from KK Security:
Runda / Ruaka / Ndenderu – The situation has normalized and public transport has resumed.
Thika Road – Police have the situation under control. Public transport has resumed. A security crackdown is underway in Mathare North.
Kikuyu – Transit goods trucks have blocked the road out of Kikuyu leading to traffic blockages. The trucks had their tyres deflated at Gitaru. Police are working to clear the road. Public transport has been disrupted. There are reports of roadblocks at Feed the Children Junction and at Dagoretti.
Kariobangi / Dandora / Juja Rd area – The area is a hot-bed of Mungiki activities and there have been reports of vehicles burnt. Police patrols have been intensified and there are reports of a security operation against Mungiki in the area.
Githurai / Zimmermann / Kahawa West – In the morning, the roads had been blocked. There was gunfire as police cleared the road. The situation has normalized and there are police roadblocks. Public transport has resumed.
Enterprise Rd – There were running battles between the Police and the Mungiki in the morning and there were gunshots heard, so far the situation has calmed down as it’s a game of hide and seek.
Situation across other Towns
At least 10 suspected Mungiki have been gunned down by police across Nairobi, Central and Rift Valley provinces. Nine have been killed by police, two by Mungiki.
In Makadara a man was hacked to death overnight. In Kariobangi estate two suspects burning cars were shot dead. On Kirinyaga road, another suspect was killed In Eldoret, two suspects have been shot dead. Naivasha recorded one death. Another was killed on the Nairobi-Nakuru road. Two suspects were killed in both Ruiru and Murang’a. Thirty vehicles and a petrol station were set ablaze in Embakasi. In Nakuru, two vehicles were set ablaze in Bahati by Mungiki who barricaded the Nakuru-Nyahururu road.
Cause of Disturbances
Mungiki are reported to be protesting against the killing of jailed sect leader Maina Njenga’s wife and his driver last week. The protests are also to pressurize the government to release the sect leader from prison. This morning, a group calling itself the Kenya National Youth Alliance claimed responsibility for the disturbances.
More reports to follow as they come