We failed Miguna Miguna, Nasa leaders say
A number of Nasa members have come out openly to admit that they failed outspoken politician Miguna Miguna during his most trying moment in the hands of the government.
Edwin Sifuna, who is part of the legal team representing the lawmaker, is the most notable figure within Nasa’s top leadership who has made the admission on Twitter in the wake of Miguna’s deportation to Canada on Wednesday.
Sifuna, however, didn’t elaborate further on his statement.
We failed Miguna Miguna.
— Edwin Sifuna (@edwinsifuna) February 6, 2018
Hi sentiments were echoed by Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino. The first-time MP went ahead to apologize to the self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement general.
We as NASA Mps failed you our NRM General Miguna Miguna,kindly accept my apology.
— Babu Owino (@Babu_Owino) February 7, 2018
— NRM (@TEAMNASA_KE) February 7, 2018
— Odhiambo Antone (@TonnyKobiero) February 7, 2018
#MigunaDeported i feel we as NASA fraternity we failed you general. Am sorry for that. Denounce Canada citizenship come back to kenya. No one ever and will ever loose his citizenship by birth in a country. @ntvkenya @dailynation @MigunaMiguna
— ishmael mutugi (@mr_mutugi) February 8, 2018
We failed him.
We never mobilised our army.
But the most interesting thing is that while @MigunaMiguna was being tortured @skmusyoka was in a NEC meeting.
The agenda was ; he wish to be sworn in.
Mr Kalonzo I don’t see any brave kamba that swear u. pic.twitter.com/x5eY05JvEJ
— Lord Masinde Erastus (@MasindeErastus1) February 8, 2018
At the same time, sources within the opposition coalition have indicated to Nairobi News that there is reason to believe the top leadership ‘did not do enough’ to help Miguna when he was in custody.
Others have even suggested that it could be a top Nasa who tipped the government of the ‘anomaly’ in Miguna’s citizenship status and travel documents.