Drama in Nyando as locals burn Miguna’s effigy
18 July 2012, 14:12
There was drama this morning at Miguna Miguna's home in Nyando as protesters took to the streets to display their anger towards the publishing of his book ‘Peeling Back The Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya’.
Normal business activities along the ever busy Kisumu- Nairobi Highway were temporarily halted as the placard waving protestors led by area MP Fred Outa placed Miguna's effigy in a coffin and set it ablaze.
Outa termed Miguna’s book as ‘unauthentic and filled with fictions’, adding that he ought to have been arrested for withholding some evidence relating to the post-election violence.
The Nyando Mp further claimed that Miguna’s book was sponsored by Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s adversaries who he said are hell bent on ensuring that the Premier does not clinch the presidency during the forth coming general elections.
Outa also urged those who have been implicated in Miguna’s book to sue the media house and the publishing firms that have helped spread the content of the book.
In his book, Miguna claimed that Outa and his Nyakach counterpart Polyns Ochieng are dour, lackluster and clueless parliamentarians whose contribution in the House could not fill a two-lined paragraph.
But in a rejoinder, Outa said the content in the book was not factual and accused Miguna of using the book as a means of settling personal vendetta.
This comes in the wake of fresh reports that Miguna has reportedly left the country, hours after Director of Public Prosecutions keriako Tobiko sought to have him record a statement over his claims linking some political leaders to post poll chaos.
Miguna left amid criticism from leaders and lobby groups allied to ODM and the Prime Minister, adversely mentioned as a crusader of corruption in Miguna's recently released book, "Peeling Back the Mask".
It is alleged that he left the country for Europe to popularize his autobiography that has painted a questionable image on his former boss Raila Odinga and his lieutenants.
Miguna claimed on Saturday that he has information that links the Prime Minister to the chaos and dared anyone aggrieved by his book to sue him.
On Monday, Raila's Administrative Secretary Caroli Omondi sued Miguna for libel and defamation.
Omondi instructed his lawyer George Oraro to take legal action against Miguna for defaming him in the controversial book "Peeling Back the Mask: A quest for justice.
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