Miguna Miguna explains his fallout with former President Uhuru Kenyatta despite voting for him in the 2017 general elections.
While shedding more light on his decision to preside over the swearing-in of Raila Odinga in 2017 during an interview on NTV on 21, October, the activist lawyer said Raila had won the 2017 polls but Uhuru stole the victory.
Miguna explained that from the data he had, Raila had won the August 2017 presidential polls.
He stated that despite the falling out with the former premier and hating him, he believed he’d defeated the then-incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta.
“When the elections happened, I believe, based on the data that was available, that Raila won the election, even though I did not support him, I had fallen out with Raila Odinga, I did not like him. In fact, I hated him,” said Miguna.
However, Miguna explained that despite endorsing Uhuru’s presidential bid in 2017, he opposed him upon realizing he had allegedly ‘stolen’ Raila’s victory.
“I said wait a minute, the fact that I endorsed Uhuru and voted for him doesn’t give him permission to steal somebody’s election because, for me, the rule of law is cardinal,” said Miguna.
He further stated that the only things that guided his decision were constitutionalism and democracy “The principal of constitutionalism and democracy are the only things I adhere to. So I said on this one, Uhuru is wrong I’m going to oppose you. I’m going to support the rightful winner even though I don’t like him,” he added.
Miguna had in 2017 while disclosing he voted for Uhuru Kenyatta admitted to making a terrible mistake.
Lamenting over the choice he made, the lawyer-cum-political analyst said that he had regrets and that he will never support him ever again.
“I made a big mistake voting for Uhuru Kenyatta on August 8th and I regret it. I will never support him,” Miguna Miguna said in the interview claiming that the President perpetrated fraud on the Kenyan people.
Miguna was forced into exile after participating in the swearing-in of Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition leader Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park in 2017 after the contested General Election.
State operatives arrested Miguna, detained him, and later deported him twice over his role in the controversial event and being a member of the then-outlawed gang NRM.