Miguna goes hard on Raila Odinga for defending Matiang’i’s home raid
Lawyer cum politician Miguna Miguna has accused Azimio la Umoja party leader Raila Odinga of defending former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s home ‘raid’ yet he did not reciprocate the favour when his home was ‘raided by police.’
In a tweet, Miguna noted that Matiang’i deserved no mercy and should face the music, saying he ‘illegally abducted and detained him.’
The exiled lawyer also expressed his pleasure in the raiding of Matiang’i’s home by elite police, observing that he deserved it all.
Additionally, Miguna argued that Dr Matiang’i was not abducted but that it was ‘justice catching up with him.’
In a tweet, the controversial Canadian cum Kenyan lawyer said, “After Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i & Co illegally abducted and detained me on February 2, 2018, conman @RailaOdinga never visited my home. He never issued a statement condemning my abduction, torture, and forced exile.”
Dr Matiang’i’s home was raided on Wednesday night, and though the move was unclear, a group of elite policers was at his Karen home.
Miguna has advocated for the arrest of Dr Matiang’i, former Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, Immigration chief Gordon Kihalang’wa, and former police boss Joseph Boinnet for his detention and forceful exile.
He started the campaign while still in Canada and shared that Matiang’i and Co should prepare lump sums of money to pay the court for what they did to him.
In October last year, Miguna jetted back into the country after being exiled for four years. This was due to his participation in the swearing-in of Mr Odinga as the people’s president after the 2017 general election that saw Mr Kenyatta clinch victory and retains the presidency.
He would then be charged with treason-related offenses, with his attempts to return to Kenya, despite several court orders issued to facilitate his return, bearing no fruits.
Among the key arguments used by the State to exile him was that he had obtained Kenyan and, later on, Canadian citizenship at a time when Kenya did not support that type of citizenship.
As such, the government argued that he forfeited his Kenyan citizenship when he took up the Canadian one, even though he went to Canada to seek asylum from the oppressive Kanu regime led by the late President Daniel Moi.
However, to secure his return, Miguna devoted himself to campaigning for President William Ruto, who promised to allow him back by lifting the red flags.