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Miguna calls for ceasefire ahead of Kisumu visit

Miguna Miguna has uncharacteristically called for peace among his political rivals ahead of his homecoming to Kisumu.

In a message on his socials, the normally controversial lawyer appeared to call for a temporary ceasefire with his political rivals whom he did not name, saying he was not interested in confronting goons that he says had been hired to make life difficult for him.

He instead stressed that his visit to Kisumu, his home turf and Kenya’s third largest city, was important because he had to mourn the family members he lost while in exile.

Miguna Miguna, who returned to the country earlier this week after four years in exile, is expected in Kisumu on Friday.

“Going home, especially for a person who’s been forcefully exiled for 5 years, is not an act of war. It is an act of peace, and emotional and physical restoration,” he wrote.

Miguna lost his father-in-law namely Benson Omolo Awange while away in exile.

He also lost his Dan Otieno Ong’or, his first cousin, who he said succumbed to cancer while undergoing treatment in India.

Ahead of his visit, Miguna who has consistently accused Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga of corruption among other things, was warned by a section of youth in Kisumu.

“He should come and not attempt to bring chaos with his unnecessary speeches. We are still mourning the loss of Odinga in the elections and are not in the mood for political speeches,” the youth said.

Miguna has in the past been attacked by youth when he went to Kisumu and Mombasa to market one of his books which at the time was considered critical to Odinga.

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