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Wajackoyah lauds Ruto for Miguna’s return

By Mercy Simiyu October 20th, 2022 1 min read

Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah has thanked President William Ruto for facilitating the return of Miguna Miguna.

Miguna, a politician and lawyer, returned to Kenya on October 20, 2022, after three years in exile.

He was deported by former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime in a brutal fashion following his role in the controversial swearing-in of Raila Odinga as people’s president.

Miguna returned to Nairobi on Thursday morning after President Ruto’s government facilitated his return by handing him a Kenyan passport.

“I am grateful to President William Ruto for the gesture,” said Wajackoyah, also a prominent human rights lawyer.

“We are in 2022 and Kenyans should live in Kenya, not in exile. If there is a problem, we have enough machinery to solve it.”

Speaking at the Mashujaa’s day celebrations in Kakamega, Wajackoyah, a presidential candidate in the August 2022 polls, stressed that President Ruto had demonstrated patriotism in allowing Miguna back.

Wajackoyah’s profile as a human rights lawyer includes representing a number of exiled Africans including Ugandan academic cum political activist Stella Nyanzi.

He finished third in the August 2022 polls behind President Ruto and Azimio’s Raila Odinga.