The Mungiki in Kenya are known as machete-wielding gangs

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The Mungiki in Kenya are known as machete-wielding gangs

Unread post by alexalonso » May 27th, 2008, 6:18 pm

The Mungiki, Kenya

Membership: as many as 100,000 men from the Kikuyu, Kenya's largest
ethnic group

Stronghold: the slums of Nairobi, where they manage multimillion-dollar
rackets over everything from electricity to public transportation

Known for: formerly, for dreadlocks and bathing in blood; now, for
forced female circumcision and the beheading of any opposition, be they
members of rival ethnic groups or disloyal minibus drivers

Why they're dangerous: The Mungiki are just one of Kenya's many
machete-wielding ethnic gangs-some of which sport names like the "Kosovo
Boys" or the "Taliban" (an entirely Christian gang that apparently just
thought the name sounded tough). But in recent years, the Mungiki, whose
name means "multitude" in the Kikuyu language, have become a political
force. Most recently, they played a central role in the violence and
chaos that wracked Kenya for months before and after its last
presidential election. Seven months before the December vote, severed
heads began appearing mounted on poles in Nairobi, marking the worst of
a spike in Mungiki violence that analysts attribute to rising distrust
between gang leaders and Kikuyu politicians. Kenyan police responded to
the violent outbreaks by arresting or killing many gang members. But
after the hotly contested election on Dec. 27, in which Mwai Kibaki, the
Kikuyu incumbent, claimed a dubious win over challenger Raila Odinga,
the Mungiki reemerged in full force, brutally killing women and children
from rival, pro-opposition ethnic groups. For now, Kenya is at peace
after Kibaki and Odinga agreed upon a power-sharing deal. But if
instability returns, the Mungiki could help throw the country back into
a sea of violence.

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Unread post by A Ghost » May 27th, 2008, 6:41 pm

damn.... :shock:

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Unread post by SpotRusherACE » June 1st, 2008, 9:59 pm

WOw.. Its sad to me alot of ppl have to live in those terrible circumstances.

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Re: The Mungiki in Kenya are known as machete-wielding gangs

Unread post by Babmuk » June 15th, 2008, 11:59 am

Every kind of a thing u can hear of in this world,that's like a really bad ass mutherfukers,But noone can judge the whole continent by some gang of outlawz,i've met ppl from africa with university educations and very very intelegent..

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Re: The Mungiki in Kenya are known as machete-wielding gangs

Unread post by alexalonso » October 30th, 2008, 7:42 pm

No.3rd most dangerous gang in the world

The Mungiki

Territory: Nairobi, Kenya
Criminal activities: Murder, racketeering, extortion, mutilation, intimidation
Number of members: 100,000 to 500,000

In the Gikuyu language spoken in Kenya, the word "mungiki" means “multitude,” a fitting name for this massive ethnic gang that has developed a reputation for severe brutality -- which they often dole out by way of machete -- and whose calling card in the recent past was nothing short of a severed human head on a stick. They operate in Nairobi’s larger slums, such as Mathare, targeting other ethnic groups and exerting tremendous political clout. Despite their enormous size, little is known or fully understood about the Mungiki -- a trait that contributes to the terror they inspire.

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Unread post by 61deuce » October 31st, 2008, 2:06 am

I watch a Ross Kemp documentary on this gang 'The Mungiki' ... and it seem like its the total opposite of what the news media is saying about them. In the doc, they don't look all dangerous. They are more of a helper/giver to the communities that they reside in. Giving people jobs and stuff. I could be wrong cus they seem to be secretive about things.

Anyone else catch it? It's on Youtube.

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Re: The Mungiki in Kenya are known as machete-wielding gangs

Unread post by ant » January 25th, 2009, 5:12 am

it is total anarchy over there!

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