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Hold your breath! Miguna to publish new book in exile

Nasa leader Raila Odinga (second left) holds up the Bible as he swears-in himself as the 'people's president' on January 30, 2018 in Nairobi. To his right is the now exiled NRM leader Miguna Miguna. FILE | AFP PHOTO
Nasa leader Raila Odinga (second left) holds up the Bible as he swears-in himself as the 'people's president' on January 30, 2018 in Nairobi. To his right is the now exiled NRM leader Miguna Miguna. FILE | AFP PHOTO
If Miguna indeed publishes the book, Kenyans should expect some very juicy revelations on the events of the August and October 2017 elections and the aftermath.

Hold your collective breathes good people, for Miguna Miguna has announced he is just about to publish yet another book.

The controversial lawyer and politician, who is currently exiled in Canada, made this announcement to his 450,000 Twitter followers on Sunday giving December 20, 2018 as the date of the book’s publication.

Miguna even posted the cover page of the 450-page book which will be titled, Treason: The case against Tyrants and Renegades.

RAILA’S SWEARING IN

The book’s cover page bears a photo of Nasa leader Raila Odinga – flanked by Miguna – taking his ‘oath office’ with a Bible held high during his infamous mock swearing in as the ‘People’s President’ on January 30 at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park.

If Miguna indeed publishes the book, Kenyans should expect some very juicy revelations on the events of the August and October 2017 elections and the aftermath, atleast from the fiery lawyer’s perspective.

The dust jacket of Miguna Miguna's soon-to-be-published hardback book. PHOTO | COURTESY
The dust jacket of Miguna Miguna’s soon-to-be-published hardback book. PHOTO | COURTESY

Miguna, who has a longstanding love-hate relationship with Mr Odinga, is on record for confessing during a past interview on NTV that he voted for President Uhuru Kenyatta during the August 8, 2017 elections, only to later close ranks with Mr Odinga, who accused IEBC of stealing his victory.

He would later lead a militant wing of the opposition, dubbed the National Resistance Movement (NRM), in the mock swearing in of Mr Odinga.

ARRESTED AND DEPORTED

It was however Miguna who bore the brunt of the government’s swift and ruthless backlash on key opposition figures who took part in the outlawed oath-taking exercise.

In a very quick succession, Miguna was arrested, held incommunicado for days on end, arraigned and charged in court before being twice deported to Canada, where he is a citizen.

This is the third time Miguna is penning a book detailing his experiences on the Kenyan political scene.

His other critically acclaimed titles are Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya and Kidneys for the King.

Both books caused political furore owing to the interesting revelations the author made against high profile politicians, including Mr Odinga.

About the author

DAVID KWALIMWA

DAVID KWALIMWA

David Kwalimwa is a journalist with a great bias for sporting events and current affairs. He studied Information Technology at Kampala International University. He’s experience in journalism includes covering Kenya’s General Elections in 2013 and 2017, two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, the FIVB Grand Prix in Mexico and Croatia, and Women’s Volleyball World Cup.



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