‘Lawyer Miguna Miguna has published a book to cover events of Kenya’s 2017 disputed poll’
The controversial Lawyer Miguna Miguna is set to launch his new book for which he describes will unearth all the events that unfolded on Kenya’s August and October 2017 elections and the aftermath.
On his twitter page the self proclaimed General Miguna announced the official launch of the book at 777 Bathurst Street in Toronto, Ontario Canada on January 26th 2019 from 5pm.
This means he will do the launching from exile for what he describes as forced exile.
The 450-page book titled, ‘Treason: The case against Tyrants and Renegades’ chronicles his involvement in events that preceded the August 8, 2017 general election in Kenya. It includes his two abductions and forced exile.
RAILA’S SWEARING IN
Miguna Miguna’s troubles started after he sworn in ODM Leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President on late January following the disputed re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The book’s cover page bears a photo of Nasa leader Raila Odinga flanked by Miguna – taking his ‘oath office’ with a Bible held high during his infamous mock swearing in as the ‘People’s President’ on January 30 at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
He later lead a militant wing of the opposition, dubbed the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in the mock swearing in of Mr Odinga.
He created many foes during this time.
Miguna thereafter referred Mr. Odinga as a betrayer because of his dalliance with President Kenyatta following the March 9, 2018 handshake that has jolted the country’s political arena.
ARRESTED AND DEPORTED
After the swearing in of Mr. Odinga as the People’s President, Miguna bore the brunt of the government’s swift and ruthless backlash for taking part in the outlawed oath-taking exercise.
In a very quick succession, he was arrested, held incommunicado for days on end, arraigned and charged in court before being twice deported to Canada, where he is a citizen.
This is the third time Miguna is penning a book detailing his experiences on the Kenyan political scene.
His other critically acclaimed titles are Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya and Kidneys for the King.
Both books caused political furore owing to the interesting revelations the author made against high profile politicians, including Mr Odinga.