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Miguna roughed up by Wiper supporters in Coast – VIDEO


Self-appointed National Resistance Movement general Miguna Miguna was on Monday roughed up by Governor Granton Samboja’s supporters outside Voi High Court.

This was after the High Court dismissed a petition challenging the election of the governor.

Miguna had attended the court hearing together with lawyer Edwin Sifuna who was holding brief for the petitioner, Thomas Jumwa.

This angered the governor’s supporters who claimed that the two are out to divide Nasa in the county.

Mr Samboja was elected on a Wiper Party ticket which is led by Nasa co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka.

The charged supporters hurled stones at Mr Miguna’s vehicle forcing them to speed off from the scene.

COALITION POLITICS

Addressing the press later on Monday, Mr Sifuna condemned the act saying it was uncalled for.

“Mr Musyoka is also a lawyer and I have never seen him being roughed up after attending a case he was representing. We condemn this matter in the strongest terms possible this act of hooliganism,”  he said.

At the same time, the two denied accusations that the case was in any way being pushed by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party.

“This has nothing to do with coalition politics. We are here to represent our clients and not ODM and you have not seen any party official in court,” said Sifuna.

“We are here because we have been tasked to represent the interest of the county people and our clients.”

Mr Miguna said the issue had nothing to do with the coalition.

REMOVAL FROM SEAT

“This is not only an injustice to the county people but also to the party. This is an integrity issue which needs to be addressed,” he said.

Some of the Wiper leaders in the county accused ODM of trying to push for the governor’s removal from his seat.

Wiper nominated Member of County Assembly Ms Rose Shingira said they had information that some of those behind the case were ODM officials.

“Today (Monday) morning I saw some ODM supporters celebrating saying that the governor was set to lose the case. The conversations were in a WhatsApp,” she said while chatting with a group of friends in court.

Reliable sources in ODM told the Nation that the party wanted to punish the governor for leaning towards the Jubilee party after his August win.

During President Uhuru Kenyatta’s visit in the county on October 12, 2017 the Wiper governor said he will work with the Jubilee government to bring development to county.

Consequently, Mr Samboja went contrary to his coalition’s stand to boycott the presidential repeat polls and turned up to vote on October 26, 2017.

This, according to the sources angered local and national coalition leaders who vowed to punish him for defying the coalition’s stand.