After jetting back from a tour in Canada in a bid to publicize his memoir ‘Peeling Back the Mask’, Miguna Miguna’s return is set to trigger political temperatures as he hits left, right and centre of the political scene. Well known for his schemed antics, he has set the record straight on his ambition to deal with matters of impunity, corruption, nepotism, tribalism and injustice that he insists to have witnessed while serving as the advisor to the Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.
Speaking during a media briefing, Miguna Miguna said that his book has already been commercially publicized in Britain and has consequently received great response from readers across the countries he has had to visit. Terming himself as a ‘soldier for the voiceless,’ Miguna Miguna said, “I am ready to answer back any robotic thinkers who claim that my book lacks basis of facts. I shall only answer to critics, analysis and synthesis cited in reference to the book’s content.”
When asked about the brewing allegations as to whether he had fled the country, Miguna defended himself insisting that those are mere rumors and that he was here to stay as per the stipulated rights accorded to him by the new constitution. He also highlighted on the existence of impersonalized facebook accounts and twitter handles which have been making rounds all over the internet and clarified that information circulating from such accounts shouldn’t be given any attention at all.
It’s however not clear whether Miguna Miguna may be having another book in the offing as he hinted on a possibility of having preparations of writing another book. In addition to that, during his previous launch, he did state that, “This is just a drop in the ocean.” He did reveal that the 500+paged ‘Peeling Back the Mask’ only took him a minimum of five months to write.
With his return, it would be a matter of wait and see situation for the curious society as he contemplates his next move. However, the combative lawyer has made a pledge of working hand in hand with other likeminded people in his conquest for justice. To this respect, he has welcomed any political and legal battles from Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his ODM allies.
Miguna Miguna was taken into record for having stated that Raila Odinga and his ODM allies were in one way or the other involved in the 2007/08 Post Election Violence (PEV). He further went on accusing the Prime Minister for having no credentials to show for his academic records.
The war of words emerge at a time when the Prime Minister found himself drawn into the wider leadership and integrity debate that seeks to put all presidential hopefuls on the spotlight. These developments saw the Prime Minister Raila Odinga, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Deputy Prime Mister Musalia Mudavadi enjoined in a suit seeking to bar unsuitable presidential hopefuls from contesting for the presidency seat, come the next general elections.
Meanwhile, speaking while addressing a gathering in the outskirts of Kondele slums in Kisumu, the Prime Mister chose not to respond to any of the allegations forwarded by Miguna Miguna. He rather described him as “a mad man in a market place who should instead be ignored.” The Premier further went ahead accusing him as being part of a clique of anti reformers who’ve basically ganged up to try and make sure that he doesn’t ascend to the House on the hill and implement the new constitution. Following his remarks, Raila urged Kenyans to simply ignore such critics as they would only want him to engage in a war of words and eventually end up tainting his name. He however expressed confidence of becoming the next president for this nation hinting out that the elections would basically be a two-horse race; between reform-oriented leaders and anti reformers.
On the other hand, Miguna Miguna’s statement of intending to enter into active politics must have raised eyebrows and caught many by surprise. When asked if he intends to make his intentions known soon, he simply lashed out the question and insisted that should he have such intentions, he would do it when the right time comes.
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