Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has declared interest in the Nairobi gubernatorial seat following the impeachment of Mike Mbuvi Sonko. In a post on Twitter post on Saturday evening, the self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) General, who exiled Canada, stated that he had consulted widely and arrived at a decision to run for the seat from exile having tried unsuccessfully to return home.
And in response, lawyer and human rights activist Waigwa Wanyoike retweeted Miguna Miguna’s tweet stating that the reknowned lawyer only needed to be in Kenya for the swearing in ceremony.
In a surprise move, Miguna’s tweet received wide supporter from his Twitter supporters garnering over 5000 comments.
It will not be a surprise if Miguna Miguna really keeps his word and vies for the post. The government would find itself in a fix were he to vie and win the election considering that despite being deported to Canada, the controversial lawyer still remains a Kenyan citizen by right. His last attempt to re-enter the country ended with him being denied entry by the government. And despite the court ruling that he be allowed back into the country, it has not happened. With a disillusioned Nairobi residents due to continued poor leadership, ruling Miguna out of the equation would really be a big mistake.