Ndii, Miguna tear each other apart over Raila’s swearing in
By Nahashon Musungu
The finer details of the planning and execution of Raila Odinga’s mock swearing in as the ‘People’s President’ have been revealed, thanks to a publicized exchange of not so rosy words between two of the event’s main planners.
Mr Odinga took the mock oath at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on January 30, 2018, in the presence of the now exiled fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna.
And now, 13 months later, Dr Miguna and Nasa strategist David Ndii have for three days gone after each other on Twitter, a war of words that has ultimately opened up the secret safe on the behind the scenes goings during Odinga’s swearing in.
In one of the tweets, Ndii accuses Miguna of voting for President Uhuru Kenyatta and then immediately transforming himself into Odinga’s steadfast supporter.
Ndii also claims that Miguna unsuccessfully attempted convince Odinga to do a ‘Besigye style’ swearing-in either in Tanzania or Congo and thereafter pressure the international community for recognition while in exile.
Ugandan opposition leader Kiiza Besigye is currently battling treason charges for swearing in himself as the country’s president a few years ago.
Separately, Ndii also accuses Miguna of ‘fertile imagination’ in relation to some of the claims made in the lawyer’s latest book ‘Treason; The Case Against Tyrants and Renegades’.
Not the kind of person to sit back or surrender in a war of words, Miguna has retaliated in customary measure, accusing Ndii of being ‘naive’ and ‘violently’ opposed to Odinga’s swearing-in at the crucial hour.
Miguna also claims Ndii ‘blindly’ supports Odinga.
This war of words, by the way, kick-started after an argument over Odinga’s academic qualification.