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Miguna caught lying about Raila on Twitter, refuses to apologise

Deported lawyer Miguna Miguna was on Thursday caught up in a classic Twitter faux pas moment when he mixed up details of ODM leader Raila Odinga’s political career.

In a fiery tweet, Miguna claimed that Mr Odinga first contested for the presidency in the 1992 general election.

The message was aimed at explaining how Mr Odinga has overstayed in national politics.

But the tweet got the history wrong. Mr Odinga never contested for the presidency in 1992, his dad the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga did on a Ford Kenya ticket.

Raila Odinga’s first stab at the presidency was in 1997 on a National Development Party ticket.

The anomaly attracted varied corrections, and reactions.

Miguna thereafter realised his mistake but an apology wasn’t forthcoming.