Sue me if you wish, Miguna tells book critics

July 14, 2012 2:15 pm

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 14 – Raila Odinga’s former advisor Miguna Miguna on Saturday launched his sensational book ‘Peeling Back the Mask’ and declared that what he has written in it is accurate.


Speaking during the launch at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, Miguna dared those disputing the contents to sue him, since he has simply given bare facts.


“Now that you have a book… you can read it.  You can build it, and you can even write your own. Obviously, if somebody wants to go to court, they can go.  I want them to go to court so that I can deal with them once and for all. You may hate me or love me, but you can never honestly say that I am inconsistent,” he stated.


Miguna, who spoke with his trademark fervour, said he was not afraid of anyone and he will not be cowed when telling Kenyans the truth about the country and public officers.


“People ask me; don’t you fear that they can kill you? Well, who couldn’t die… even the people who can kill, they can come (and) I end up killing them.  I don’t equivoque it over my freedom and my liberty.  I don’t apologise to anyone for anything,” Miguna said.


He said he exercised his right of expression to come up with the book, which he said exposes what Kenyans do not know.


Miguna said no one should give him timings on when to write or publish books since there are no guidelines set up to dictate when books should be published.


He explained that he was the Prime Minister’s close ally for many years and was privy to information in his various positions in the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.


The lawyer also said he had recordings of everything he had written.


“I was Odinga’s right hand man for a very long time.  Miguna was the coordinator of two strategy teams, for the Prime Minister himself and the party.  Miguna kept all the records.  Not just that, I was the secretary of the permanent committee of public affairs.  Now think!” he asserted.


Miguna also said he knew how ODM prepared for elections.  “Before last elections all parties prepared for elections and I was there and I recorded everything… that is the way I work.  That is my work, I must record history.  I know what ODM did and what PNU did.”


He said his memory was quite clear on what happened and part of which is contained in his book.


Miguna revealed he has a lot more information, which he has in fact not put in the book.


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