Response to Raila groupies, Kanu orphans and other propagandists

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MIGUNA MIGUNA

I did not plan or intend to rebut the many mischievous, concocted, frivolous and vexatious opinions purportedly being published in the Kenyan press under the guise of ‘reviews’ about my book, Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya. It’s not because I couldn’t or didn’t want to ‘defend’ myself. It’s because, firstly, most of the gratuitous attacks and inept psychoanalytic work by these peddlers of ad hominem are so pedestrian that I felt there would be no reasonable basis for debunking them; and secondly, I wanted the book to speak for itself.

However, the more I have continued to read of these misplaced, unfair and clearly incompetent ‘critiques,’ the more some of my friends and comrades have impressed on me to respond. I don’t want this to degenerate into ‘I am a better writer than X, Y, Z,’ as the chief pseudo-intellectual and robotic regurgitator Makau Mutua has ineptly tried to do. (He should feel free to write his own memoirs). Nor do I want to engage in slug-fests with paid Raila groupies and propagandists like Sarah Elderkin. (I haven’t said one negative thing about her in the book, though I could have.) I have absolutely no interest in debating with former Chief Kanu puppeteers like Philip Ochieng’ (he doesn’t deserve my time) or other Kanu Orphans. I want to leave them alone to wrestle with their ghosts, their past, and their debauched consciences.

It was my good friend, longstanding comrade, former political prisoner and fellow exile in Canada, Onyango Oloo, who eventually persuaded me to pen this ‘clarification’. Before I delve into some of the issues raised in the most vicious and vacuous attacks on me, let’s revisit what Oloo states a book review should be.

“In my opinion, when you are critiquing a book, you analyze and comment on its CONTENTS, giving your assessment of the veracity of its claims, the context when it was written and perhaps even the finesse (or lack of it) in putting together the book in literary terms. In a political memoir one cannot shy away from ideological judgments made in the concrete historical, socio-economic, cultural and broader political context in which the book was written.

At the end of day the critic must ask:
What did the author set out to do?
What were the central arguments and claims of the author?
Did the author succeed in making those claims in a factual, credible, consistent and verifiable way?
If the book was read two years, twelve years, twenty years or two hundred years from now, will it stand the test of time?
Has the book added to or subtracted from national discourse, dialogue or debate?

Is the country worse off or better placed as a result of the issues raised in the book?”

On May 19, 2011, Sarah Elderkin published an article in The Star in my defence titled “Keep it real and keep it balanced,” in which she said, among other things:

“But first I need to say that I know Miguna and I have worked with him. I have found him intelligent, well-read, well-prepared, honest, stalwart, upright, hardworking and supremely committed to what is good, proper, right and just. I also know he is impatient and highly vocal about anything that contravenes these values, and that he does not suffer fools gladly. About his style of operation (never the substance), he and I have in the past had rather lively discussions. But I have learned to respect Miguna.

He is one of the few people I know who actually reads complex legal and constitutional documents, when others are just too idle or too incompetent to put in the hard work required. Miguna patiently winkles out the loopholes otherwise overlooked, and bravely stands his ground against the inevitable attacks.

It is a lonely position, and Miguna might not always be diplomatic. But diplomacy isn’t everything. If things go well for us in this country, Kenyans will owe Miguna more than they know.

Little wonder, then, that Miguna strikes back to defend himself when people deliberately try to downgrade his work with cheap shots vilifying him as a person”.

She called me “intelligent, well-read, well-prepared, honest, stalwart, upright, hardworking and supremely committed to what is good, proper, right and just.” That was just about one year ago. Now Sarah would want Kenyans to believe that I am dishonest and an appalling liar. Am I a liar because I have disagreed with Raila? Am I dishonest merely on account of having published a book Raila and Sarah don’t like? You be the judge.

Then on August 6, 2011 – just two days after Raila had suspended me unjustly – Sarah wrote to Raila and stated, among other things, the following:

“I personally think that what has happened is appalling. When I heard of it, my first thought was Moi, and the trepidation with which people awaited the one o’clock news and roadside declarations about their sacking. It is terrible that an action of your office should reduce me, of all people, to that kind of comparison.

Apart from being completely ill-advised that you rid yourself of one of the best brains you have around you (and you have got some nincompoops, that’s for sure) this has been done in the most disgusting fashion. Public executions went out in the UK a couple of hundred years ago. They were mourned by some as a loss of spectator sport.

That a man who has been so loyal to you and to the party and put so much of himself into defending it against destructive incursions from outside should be publicly lynched in this manner is something I cannot and will never be able to condone. It is primitive and uncivilized and inhumane. How is this person ever to retrieve his reputation and continue with his life? Was this necessary? It’s a disgrace.

And that is not to go into the details. Suspended without pay? Apart from the fact that this is completely illegal, Miguna has five young children at home to take care of. Inhumane or what? What message does this give about you and your office?

You have people around you playing major roles who are irredeemably corrupt. Two of them were suspended earlier and then incomprehensibly reinstated. They were suspended on full pay and benefits. Now you have a man who is totally loyal and not involved in your office staff’s blatant, well-known all over town, corruption, yet he is ‘suspended’ without pay – and this is activated by one of those whose integrity I wouldn’t trust beyond a yard away from me, someone the whole town talks about.”

Not only did Sarah term my suspension “appalling, ill-advised, illegal, primitive, uncivilized and inhumane”; she also accused Raila of discarding “a man who is totally loyal and not involved in your office staff’s blatant, well-known all over town, corruption…” So, Sarah knew of the “blatant, well-known all over town corruption” of the Raila’s staff; correct? The same “blatant, well-known over town corruption” that I have exposed in my book and which, she, among other sycophantic paid propagandists, are now desperately trying to conceal and wish away? The question is why? Why is Sarah virulently attacking me for exposing what she herself stridently complained about in that letter to Raila less than one year ago? Has she undergone an amnesiac attack?

And why is the Kenyan media condoning, encouraging and perpetuating this double standard and the attendant perpetuation of the culture of impunity? When and why did Sarah change her mind over the blatant corruption at the OPM? Why is she rooting for those she termed “blatantly corrupt?” Does Sarah really care about cleaning up Kenya of corruption, tribalism and nepotism? Where is the evidence of her commitment?

Sarah has falsely accused me of breaching an undertaking of confidentiality over the letter she wrote to Raila about the universally acknowledged blatant corruption of Raila’s office staff. Ironically, she hasn’t produced a copy of that undertaking because it doesn’t exist. I never, ever gave Sarah that undertaking. I wouldn’t have. Why would I have given an undertaking to keep the letter hidden away from the public? Isn’t it in the public interest for Sarah and me to come clean on the “blatant, well-known all over town corruption” at the OPM?

Between full and complete disclosure of corruption and non-disclosure, why does Sarah prefer the latter? Is it because Sarah is more loyal to Raila Odinga the person and more committed to his presidential quest than she is to the truth, honesty and the fight against corruption in Kenya?

For months following my unlawful suspension, Sarah kept writing and speaking to me (we also visited each other at our respective homes), and urging me to apply for the various constitutional offices that were being filled. In one touching email on August 30, 2011 (nearly one month after my suspension), she asserted that: “Miguna, I am really sad…and feel so frustrated by today’s situation in Kenya. Did you read Yash’s [Pal Ghai’s] article in the Star of last Thursday? He has really hit the nail on the head, and it is so depressing. Corruption is everywhere and it seems there are only very few people who are not there simply for what they can get. Few and far between. I enjoyed reading Wamwere’s article on Sunday and yesterday, too (Std). He writes well.

I take it from your article today that you are glad, if anything, that PLO has gone. He was pretty hopeless, I must admit, but now it appears we are going to have a toothless body at the mercy of parliamentarians. Where shall we go from here? Very worrying.

I hope you will share your plans with me (confidentially, of course) when you know what you are going to be doing. Maina Kiai and I have been sharing some thoughts on things in general, and how depressing everything is, and in passing we mentioned you and both really hoped that you would see your way clear to getting up, doing well and being a positive factor in Kenya’s future. Kenya still needs you. I am still so upset about what has happened.” [Emphasis added].

Were these legitimate and genuine expressions on empathy and grief or were they subterfuge? Which Sarah should we believe; the one now parroting falsehoods against me or the earlier one?

Then, of course, are a litany of arcane, concocted and mangled anecdotes Sarah and others have recently weaved together as part of a fight-back strategy to save Raila’s fast-dwindling fortunes. The intention has been to depict me in the worst possible light; even falsely claim that I am suffering from some kind of psychological or mental illness. (It is so sad that despite the Bill of Rights in the Constitution barring discrimination and protecting people suffering from physical, psychological and mental illness, Raila and his groupies believe that it is all right to attack those perceived to suffer from these illnesses under the guise of attempting a take-down on me).

As Sarah told Raila in that August 6th, 2011 letter, reading her lengthy gibberish and those of Ochieng’, Wambugu and Mutua remind me of Moi. It was Moi who termed each and every critic a ‘drug addicts and mad men.’ During Moi’s repressive regime, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Raila, Koigi Wamwere, George Anyona, James Orengo, Abuya Abuya, Chelagat Mutai, Mwashengu wa Mwachofi, Lawrence Sifuna et cetera, were all delusional and suffering from acute mental and psychological ailments. And what was their prescribed treatment? Detention without trial; brutal torture; exile; and stigmatization. The same prescriptions Sarah, Ochieng’, Mutua et al are currently peddling in response to the publication of my book.

As I argue in the book, ad hominem is the tested weapon of the lazy, the cowardly, the malicious and the intellectually impotent. Competent people capable of debate don’t hurl abuse at their true or perceived opponents; they reason, debate and argue. Unfortunately, what I have been reading doesn’t constitute reason. They don’t add to any body of knowledge.

Readers and history have a way of distilling quality out of literary works. Writers write books. Critics, if they are competent and ethical, critique those books. Smear campaigns, however, have never passed the squat test for literary criticism. I have no intention of critiquing my own books and this shouldn’t be misconstrued as an attempt to do that.

So, what did I set out to do in Peeling Back the Mask?

As clearly articulated in the book, the published memoirs form part of my ongoing life story. I not only recount my birth, upbringing, formal education and professional life; I also narrate the struggles I have been involved in. I share with readers the experiences that have shaped my life, my philosophy, my ideological commitments and the quests for justice throughout my life. I also write about why I resolved to return to Kenya in 2007. And in the process of telling my story, I analyse the historical and political events that moulded my thoughts and shaped my belief system.

As I state in the ‘Declaration’ part of the book, which is essentially a ‘preface,’ ‘[T]hese are my memoirs. Dates and incidents are not weaved together chronologically for the sole purpose of narrating a story. My life story is not told here to entertain anyone. The book tackles (or so I hope) some of the key issues in my ongoing life, commencing with my childhood experiences to the most contemporary highlights of my involvement in Kenyan politics.”

The book is not only about my encounter, relationship and experiences working for and with Raila Odinga, and I have never claimed that it was. The book goes back decades before I knew who Raila was. Nearly two-thirds of it delves deeply into issues of struggle; struggle against totalitarianism, one party dictatorship, social-economic exclusion, racism and the culture of impunity. And it looks further into the future, long after Raila would have vacated the public space. My critics would do justice to their professed intentions if they too attempt to address the six questions Oloo has outlined above (or any other credible basis of analysis) and cogently inform readers why the book fails to meet their flaunted standards.

I wrote this book (I am proud to say, within five months), principally for myself, for Kenyans, Africans and for humanity in general. In it, I seek justice for myself, for Kenyans and for Africans. It wasn’t written for or on behest of any politician or political formation. I am not working for any politician and none has paid me a dime to write this book.

On the one hand, cheap propagandists peddle false, concocted stories about my alleged working for certain undisclosed politicians, before dramatically turning around and asserting that I have “attacked everybody.” So, which is which? They can’t have it both ways.

None of the so-called critics has clearly stated which chapter, paragraph or line they disagree with and why. Writing a book – any book – is a tedious and onerous undertaking. It takes time and careful thought, reflection and introspection. The more original a book is the more one does not encounter reference to dead or living writers. Memoirs are about one’s life; not how many books one has read and cited. This isn’t an academic book. However, it is, like with virtually all written work, an intellectual undertaking. Whereas lazy writers (especially half-baked lawyers who have never entered a courtroom to argue a case like Makau Mutua) fill their texts with reference upon reference of other people’s works, original writers do not. Through writing, we share ideas, experiences and thoughts. My book is not different.

The central argument in the book is that faced with adversity – both natural and artificial – we, individually and collectively, are capable of overcoming them if we are disciplined, persistent, hard-working, honest and courageous. I have given numerous examples when, as an 11-year-old boy, I used these qualities (which we are all born with and can harness) to overcome harsh and near fatal conditions in Lambwe Valley; how I utilised them to escape into exile after I had been abducted, detained incommunicado and tortured for 14 days at the Nyayo Torture Chambers; how I managed to succeed against all odds in exile; et cetera.

Within ten days following the book launch, hundreds of readers – especially young ones – have so far confirmed that these incidents have inspired them rather than made them feel envious, jealous or dejected. If my book can inspire just one life and help that person overcome adversities, I would be a happy man. Fortunately, so far, a lot of readers have confirmed that the book has made a significant difference in their lives. That’s invaluable.

However, there are some people who have attempted to twist portions of my book and desperately tried to assassinate my character. Some of these people are trying very hard to selectively quote sections of my book, concoct stories and leak and misrepresent some internal memos and briefs to paint me as a liar and even a mad man. For instance, has anybody just thought of how I could have attended presidential functions BEFORE I was appointed the Prime Minister’s adviser, rearranged the president’s and the PM’s chairs, and even took minutes of the meetings? Please tell that to the wind!

Anyone who has read my book knows that I was appointed Raila’s adviser by President Mwai Kibaki on March 6, 2009. I wasn’t just Raila’s senior most adviser on coalition, legal and constitutional affairs; I was also both the joint secretary of the Permanent Committee on the Management of Grand Coalition Affairs and the coordinator of Raila’s various Think Tanks. That was well before the Kilaguni retreat. It’s also common knowledge that no stranger can attend and participate in a presidential function in Kenya, no matter how creative, intelligent or ‘powerful.’

Acres of space and ink have been wasted in the past three weeks over my concocted ‘files’, memos and briefs to Raila Odinga. Clearly, the Prime Minister must be so desperate as to selectively release contrived documents as a way of responding to my book. Anyone who knows anything about the inept bureaucratic procurement process in government would confirm to the malicious jokers that getting a pencil or mobile phone bought takes weeks or even months. I wasn’t the accounting officer at the Office of the Prime Minister. How then could I have procured and had a sign erected on my office door declaring me ‘permanent secretary’ if it hadn’t been processed and approved by the same people now trying to cast aspersions at me? How about the letter by the Prime Minister himself – produced in court – stating clearly that I had been appointed at the Permanent Secretary level? Will the PM denounce his letter in court or publicly now that I have written a book?

If one day you wake up and find deductions from your salary to the tune of Sh30,000 per month, can anyone (other than the merchants of impunity whose sources of fabulous wealth are shrouded in mystery) simply dismiss it as a minor inconvenience? Bear in mind that the Higher Education Loans Board hadn’t written to me directly to demand payment, nor had anyone at the OPM disclosed any such demands or letters, and even after I raised issue with the irregular deductions, Mohamed Isahakia refused to disclose the letter now being peddled. The deductions were both arbitrary and whimsical. Regardless, don’t people think that I have a right to be advised of any claims – legitimate or illegitimate – before anyone starts rummaging through my salary?

Why have they concocted and partially produced those documents and not numerous memos I wrote to Raila Odinga over corruption allegations against Isahakia and Caroli Omondi? And why did the media publish those manufactured fiction without seeking my response or confirmation whether the documents were authentic or cooked?

Then I have read stories that I only started criticizing Raila “after I was fired.” When was I fired? The last time I checked, Raila announced my reinstatement on December 27, 2011. I turned down that offer on December 31, 2011. So, who is fooling who?

Then some malicious miscreants have attempted to dredge out my acquittal over false criminal allegations and applied fake paint on them, desperately trying to use my complete vindication by a competent court in Canada to suggest that somehow, I cannot be believed or trusted because I was once charged but not convicted. Firstly, I wasn’t and have never been charged with “rape” as alleged. There were false allegations of “sexual touching.” In Canada, alleged sexual touching, even ogling, is called “sexual assault.” This is as far from “rape” as the sun is to the earth. Regardless, after a full trial, which I demanded, I was acquitted of all the charges. There were no technical motions or findings. The trial judge found, as fact that the two complaints had conspired and made up stories to implicate me. The police investigation was also criticised as wanting. These were the findings of a court in Canada; a court that you cannot compromise, bribe or intimidate. Any knowledgeable person of the North American judicial system will attest to the fact that African/Black males have often found themselves railroaded by racist police, prosecutors and/or judges. More than most places around the world, malicious prosecutions and wrongful convictions, have been routine against Black men. Consequently, for a Black man accused of “sexual assault” to get acquitted in Canada is a major vindication and a confirmation of innocence.

Ironically, the same people trying to besmirch my character on the basis of an acquittal, have strongly defended Raila Odinga whose prosecution for treason arising out of the 1982 attempted coup, was based on a technicality. Why haven’t they accused Raila of mass murder and mayhem that followed the 1982 attempted coup? Double standards would not do. How about Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Jomo Kenyatta and many other freedom fighters that were convicted and served long sentences for all manner of alleged crimes?

It has been interesting reading about purported refutations of my book based either on total ignorance of the contents of the book or bald-faced lies and propaganda.

Undeniably Sarah Elderkin is an employee of Raila Odinga. She is paid handsomely to write speeches, propaganda skits and the never-ending memoirs. But it is also a fact that at all the material times; she was never formally employed by the government, had no authority to access government files or information and never attended any government function or meeting. I don’t recall seeing Sarah in Toronto in October 2006 when Raila visited me there. She did not accompany Raila to Denver or to Minnesota but I did. She wasn’t in Kilaguni, Geneva, Chicago, Kampala or Buffalo when I visited those places as part of government delegation or with Raila. Sarah wasn’t present at the Mount Kenya Safari Club meeting with Raila, James Orengo, Anyang’ Nyong’o and I when we discussed the Maize Scandal. Sarah wasn’t a member of the Raila Think Tank or the ODM Strategic Team and wasn’t privy to any of the discussions by these groups.

So, how can she speak authoritatively about meetings she never attended? Why would anyone choose to believe her – or indeed any of the propagandists that have emerged from the woodworks? I have detailed minutes and documents with signatures to prove my case. What I have is ironclad. It’s irrefutable. It’s incontrovertible. That’s why I am not bothered with empty threats and frivolous propaganda.

Then there are baseless allegations that I pleaded with Raila through Patrick Quarcoo for reinstatement. Now that Raila has repeated this scandalous claim in his exclusive interview with the Sunday Nation, wouldn’t it have been neater for Mr Quarcoo to confirm or deny it? It’s plainly manufactured. Quarcoo can speak for himself. Raila didn’t just send Patrick to me; he also sent Salim Lone and Prof Edward Oyugi to me; to beg me to return to his office. (That’s what Salim and Oyugi told me.)

Raila’s ridiculous claim that I am being funded by the National Security Intelligence Service and his political opponents say more about his state of mind and ineffectiveness than about me. After all, isn’t he, as prime minister, the coordinator and supervisor of the execution of all government functions, including that of the NSIS? Instead of speaking rubbish, why can’t he produce the evidence upon which he is making such bald-faced allegations? I not only visited Canada last year even after my unlawful suspension; I have visited Canada each year since I relocated to Kenya in 2007. Why does Raila sound desperate? Has he been withholding my dues and personal effects in order to reduce me to a pauper?

Raila and his desperate groupies have clearly not read the book. I urge everyone to relax and read the book before some of them perish of unnecessary heart attacks.
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Miguna is an author, Barrister & Solicitor in Canada and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

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  • Henry Kinyua

    You have said it Mr Run Baby Run, atleast in your last paragraph, coz who would be interested in reading all that garbage, if not cry babies like u. U had bn relieved of ur duties at the PMs office like everyone else who hv gone through such, get a life and move on Miguna

  • Mazzdark

    What were we thinking criticising the almighty spotless Miguna…what were we thinking…….

  • henry njagi

    Having read the whole book, me thinks MigunaX2 has exposed massive corruption and shady deals that everyone (i.e. who has read the book) should seek the truth about. Empty criticism informed by fanaticism and tribal allegiance is just that.. EMPTY!!! Soldier on Miguna, history will prove you right/wrong

    • upuzi_tele

      @Njagi, Keep wishing, keep dreaming. There is no massive corruption exposed by Miguna. Why dont you ask yourself simple questions like what is the DPP and police doing not going after the PM or his office to arrest those involved in the massive Corruption you are dreaming of. Miguna is so happy Raila haters like you will easily believe any negative stories about the PM.

      • @upuzi-tele: Tribalism blinds pal. If indeed you have read Miguna’s book
        with open mind, there is no way you can talk of people dreaming. I seem to believe that you are the one who is really dreaming. Perhaps, you imagine that this book is not a book but something like a bad passing joke. The book is real baby and talks of real events, issues that took place. Obviously, all maize stocks at cereals board were loaded on trucks headed to South Sudan. Within no time price of a packet of maize meal had risen from 80/= to 120/=. I remember your idol being confronted by voters in his constituency complaining about high prices and unavailablity of the commodity. I guess, may be you were not in town or simply dont want to remember that! Bad maize was quickly imported from South africa to replace stolen stocks by the very same thieves. Unfortunately, Kenya Bereau of Standards (KEBS) found that the South African stuff was unfit for human consumption. They wanted it returned or poured in the ocean. The thieves wont have it. The KEBS MD was quickly fired. A guy from the maize-supplying company in SA was quickly brought in to declare the maize ok. Can that really happen if corruption wasnt ripe and fighting back? Former American Ambassador, a purported friend of your idol, said as much. He was actually the first person to say why powerless people attempted to suspend ministers! However, i do know whats eating you up. These thieves of yours have managed to convince you that they are not thieves. Only the “other side” has real thieves! And you swallowed the lies. But you must understand that thieves are even above conmen. Am sure you have heard people declaring themselves the only reformers in a land of 40million people. Am sure you have heard them declaring that they are our only liberators. Certainly you have heard people declaring themselves the givers of all good things in this country. I have no problem with that, but ask yourself whether you have ever heard any true leader self-praising. President Mandela spent 27 years in prison and came out only to declare himself an ordinary loyal member of the ANC. He never came out yelling about fighting for others! Mahatma Gadhi of India even refused to lead the country. His struggles were certainly not selfish with self-serving intentions! Our Jomo Kenyatta never uttered a word of self-praise even after spending 7 years in jail in one of the most inhospitable areas in the world. However, cowards who over the years, have specialized in fleeing whenever riot police checked in, are parading themselves as the most decorated freedom fighters of our time! Needless to say, some of them once fled the country clad in veils like women! Your idols have also told you that any true negative item about them is hatred! Truth is hatred?

        • I see a white-washed brain after reading hearsay by Saint Miguna. I wish we could believe the word of God the same way

          • @Joseph Muoria: You are simply frustrated by sustained assault on your idol. You want to mean carting away all maize to South Sudan and subsequent importation of bad maize from South Africa was not for real? You want to mean that KEBS Managing Director, a Mr. Mang’eli, was not fired for establishing that the SA maize was bad? You want to mean no powerless fellow attempted to suspend ministers? The former American ambassador to Kenya didnt say somebody was trying to hide his sins? You want to mean indecision on part of these guys was and is not there to this day? Who said we should negotiate with MRC and then changed 3 times on the matter for as many days? Who insisted that we should use manual voting and once he realized that he was being upstaged, quickly changed? You want to mean there is no single guy who has been outgunned in every issue by PNU? When he wants somebody from his side fired, he is simply given choices that are aimed at cutting down his little support (mortal choices!), and surprisingly, takes them gladly! You want to mean no guy was awfully confused during referendum campaigns? You want to mean you never noticed drunken utter confusion in some of these guys? You want to mean Kazi Kwa Vijana Funds were not swindled? You want to mean no one initially said that the money was used to fuel government vehicles as if there is no established procedure of fueling them? And do we have to use donor funds to fuel our cars? The story was then changed to error and then eventually to none issue! Fake documents were then read in parliament, and given our “protective nature of our very own,” the matter was quickly moved out of public glare. That was done by making sure that nothing of the sort ever appeared in the local media. Manipulation of the media is very much alive pal. Thats why Nairobui governorship race has been narrowed down to “two friendly candidates!” I dont even think any one of them is going to win!

          • @Kwessi Pratt, you’ve cast the second stone after the Devil-turned angel Miguna scribled hearsay in a bid to make a living cast the first one. Now I think you have exhausted your list so quickly and for that reason I dont intend to remind you that Miguna has said it clearly that your very idol stole Raila’s victory. But thats not the issue here because I know you agree with the fact as well. The issue is, that the high office office on the hill has been the epicenter of corruption for the 9 years and 8 months that the current occupant, your idol, has been the tenant. I know you can respond with a novel of crap but its good to spare the other users of this forum the dirt

          • @Joseph Muoria: Obviously, Miguna was your angel when he was playing your dirty games. But once he failed to read the pretentious nature of his bosses and hit back, he became a devil. Thats too natural baby. What you fail to understand is that Miguna’s book only reinforced what was already known by Kenyans. The only difference is that PM Raila and Miguna had been previously inextricably linked. That interlinking tribal connection marked by trust, is what makes Miguna Miguna’s book even more important, if not outright gospel truth!

            It must be remembered that Miguna was fired by Raila after it became clear that a piece he had authored about IIEBC, underinstruction from Raila, was about to explode on Raila’s face. The PM to save face and detach himself from his mischievious treacherous designs, turned on poor Miguna Miguna. Miguna having lived outside the country for too long, didnt know that he was only required to go down on his knees and “apologize” for his “fake” mistake. Of course, tribal lords here never make any mistakes at all. Their juniors have to be their fall guys!

            Miguna, to consternation of his superiors, rightly went wild. The normal pattern of insults then followed. Unknown to these guys, Miguna armed with a very quick learning mind, had known in a pretty short time how a punch for a punch was away of life at PM’s office. He gave as much as he got. It then got out of control and irrreconcilable. Miguna meanwhile, had no idea our fake reformers are never genuine at all. They just set out chain of events that are meant to insulate and hide their wickedness.

            No wonder PM’s folks were so bewildered by Miguna’s book that they had to disturbingly resort to burning Miguna’s effigy. unwittingly, they failed to come to terms with explosive damage such acts were likely to cause to their man. Raila too, blessed with rich history of violence, didnt see anything wrong with those acts. Its noteworthy that he never attempted to condemn such primitive acts. Of course, thuggery had been institutionalized in luo-Nyanza for a very long time now. But one wonders how a purported reformer would so gladly embrace such vile acts. Nevertheless, as far as the fake reformers were concerned, that was only a mere display of love for them! Killing in their name, as witnessed in 20007/8, has never been a problem at all. It was infact, a repeat performance. Their occupation with sentimental matters of prestige can never be understated!

          • As regards to corruption at the house at the hill, as you call it, thats only empty talk boy. Of course, guys at state house have not been accused of treasonable acts of feeding the population with cancerous maize. Am yet to hear them claiming that Kazi Kwa Vijana Funds were used to fuel government vehicles and then, without second thoughts, veering off to other quite unrelated matters. At least, a decent guy would be humble enough to tell Kenyans why that lack of bearing was at play!

            Am yet to hear any president’s direct hand on any corruption. You therefore need to tread carefully before you start saying things that can not be proven. Obviously, the president has not declared himself the best leader on earth, while armed with hell of nothing to support that. He too didnt cook up election theft. For your information, when election is alleged to have been stolen, credible evidence has to be there. You dont just wake up from your hangover and say that votes were stole in areas that you hardly had any support. Did Raila have any votes in Molo, Juja and Tharaka Nthi? Were the supposed stolen votes in these areas more than the margin of defeat? Was Raila able to tell us why there were no detailed report from constituency number 1 to 210 on how that purported theft took place? Why were APS killed in Nyakach?

            Lords of deceit have away of inciting Kenyans. However, thats soon going to be thing of the past. Your idol is an expert in cooking up things. You dont even notice that to this day, he still claims that there were people opposed to new constitution? The constitution had been drawn by constitutional experts led by lawyer Nzamba Gitonga. It was then released to the public to read. After several weeks of scrutiny, no single Kenyan ever said he/she didnt want the document. But as far as your fake was concerned, there were watermelons on prowl! Even the other day, he was insisting that those who “opposed” the constitution can not be allowed to implement it! But does mere timing of amendments amount to opposition? Give us a break please! This purported election theft was one of these so many instances of drunken confusion, there is no doubt about it all!

          • NATLINDA

            @facebook-100000996986819:disqus you seem to be so bitter with raila…the last time i checked there is no clean person in government…you praising Moi who is facing countless court cases over the crimes he committed during his leadership???lol..so what if he keeps singing how he was detained..the fact remains that he was detained whether you like it or not…and there was no proof that linked raila to any of this doings other wise he would all the times be in court fighting to clear his name.and if miguna was honest he would have resigned like GIthongo to blow the whistle..but no he had to wait to be suspended then go ranting around like a jealous lover..he was there while all this happened..he had all the time to stop it…..so miguna just move on please and spare us your drama..

          • @NATLINDA: There you go! I praising former president? All the same, Moi as a leader was far better than Raila. At least, he has some things to show for his leadership. But Raila, what can you say has done in his whole political life? And who said getting detained for treason is heroic? And is it not a shame for someone masquerading as a national leader to get involved in a futile tribal coup? The guy was detained instead of being hanged! He should actually thank Moi for breaking the rules to detain him. The treason charges were too clear cut pal. Your idol had no chance in hell to escape the hangman!

            And who told you that there was no proof that your man was involved in these treacherous schemes? Maize stocks from cereals board were carted away to South Sudan. Within no time, a packet of maize meal started selling @120/= up from @8o/=. Am sure even if you were sleeping, the price increment hit you hard. I thought too Raila attempted to illegally suspend ministers in a desperate attempt to hide his sins.. He personally fired KEBS managing Director, who was clearly blocking his bad maize from being offloaded at Mombasa port. He also made sure that a fake South African expert was brought in to the country to make sure that his bad maize was quickly unleashed to Kenyans. What does all this point to? I guess, as far as you are concerned, these are all empty allegations!

            You write your history once you have been afforded free time. Some guys wait to retire to write about their experiences. Miguna Miguna after being betrayed by those he so much loved, trusted and was ready to die for, had no choice but to plough in to their real estates of deceit. You dont treat people badly when you are living in glass houses and hope to get away with it. Books are even written just few weeks after leaving the job. This naive stuff of lamely going for the motive while matters raised are hanging over you, doesnt make sense to anyone but only to Raila’s frustrated supporters.

            Githogo was nothing near Miguna Miguna. I have always suspected he overrated his junior position. More importantly, he never came up with clear-cut issues like Miguna. Had he been forthright, armed with solid collaborating evidence like Miguna, its unlikely president Kibaki would have survived. Githogo was merely close to the centre but certainly not in the centre like Miguna. His much hyped book hardly offered any serious insights.

            Miguna had the privilege of sitting in the thick of things and saw things being made to happen. That can hardly be said of this Githogo guy. There is also suspicion that Githogo is a smart quiter with no stomach to move when the going gets tough. That as events were later to demonstrate, he clearly hoped merchants of deceit would offer him a landing runway once they took over in 2007. They however miserably failed. The guy has sadly been reduced to a street activist in the city. Call it aborted opportunism if you want!

  • paparasi

    where did you go to school. You cant take a village out of this guy

  • paparasi

    Miguna is an author, Barrister & Solicitor in Canada, who admited him to the bar. He must have paid his way

  • Swalleh Abdikarim

    4ya paparasi, ya just sooound lyk ya fellow corrupt uncircumsd boy, nusu mkeka

    • stop this tribal hate speech or else ull cool ua heels in the courts like yua colligues hu pretended to be singing yet diarrhoearing and vomiting tribal hate.

      • NATLINDA

        Grow up swalleh and behave your age and stop cheap useless talks..very annoying..nkt.

  • Neo_kenyan

    Still using pejorative adverbs one upon another, I see. Professor Makau should have quoted the judge in relation to the quality of your pleadings in the case you mentioned.

    Anyway, I have to admit, that I haven’t read your book and I wont. With that said, I had one question that I would have liked answered, why did Raila need you so badly? You have no political constituency, as an attorney you weren’t indispensable and you seem like you;re more trouble than your worth (my opinion).

    In answer to a question you asked, Sarah appears more objective and credible and hence outsiders like myself are more inclined to believe her. Her credibility and objectivity do not seem to have been sullied by her employment.

    I wish you luck though.

  • Miguna Miguna’s book is like his response above here. You dont need to add anything on top. Unless of course you are loaded with alot of evidence to the contrary. PM Raila stooped too low by claiming that Miguna was desperate and sent a Mr. Quarcoo to plead with him to give Miguna back his job. Then without realizing he is blundering, goes ahead to say that Miguna rejected the job! How would desperate person behave this way? Without school fees for kids and sending emissaries to your employer and still have the courage to turn down the job when it comes back calling? Surely even a fool can distinguish who is lying here! Needless to say, these are the kind of lies vividly captured so well in Miguna Miguna’s book!!!!

  • Cynthia Gee

    Miguna, i find no fault in you.One day, Kenyans will realize that u did us a great service but it will be too late.They will realize that integrity is the best policy and quality that every leader seeking to rule this nation must possess and jealously guard.I wasn’t surprised about your revelations of Raila, cos i think all the so called ‘second liberators’ are a bluff, fakes, who use sensational messages to win people’s attention.Soldier on Miguna.Soldier on.

  • miguna is right!

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