Top allies of President-elect William Ruto are planning to delay the return of exiled lawyer Dr. Miguna Miguna into the country, this is according to a source within the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) who has confided to this publication that the outspoken lawyer’s presence in the camp makes some senior members uneasy.
After falling out with Raila Odinga in 2018 and his subsequent exile to Toronto, Canada, Dr. Miguna publicly threw his weight behind William Ruto’s candidature last year and promised to be back in the country this month, once the UDA leader’s administration is sworn in next week and the red alerts on him lifted.
”Yes, I’ve packed my bags and I’m ready. But before I can take my flight back home, William Samoei Ruto must first be sworn in as President, the red alerts lifted and my Kenyan passport renewed,” Dr. Miguna tweeted on August 15th after William Ruto was declared the winner by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
The source, a close associate of a Nyanza MP who recently decamped to Kenya Kwanza says insiders around William Ruto cannot fully trust Dr. Miguna due to his past history of fallouts with friends and that they will risk the same with Ruto, whom they intend to have govern for two terms until 2032.
”They do not want his next book before 2032 to be about William Ruto and how bad he is. They say Miguna is unreliable. Kenyans know the things he said about Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta, so really he is a person some notable leaders in UDA don’t want back. Some still want him blocked in Canada,” she said.
Giving hint at his return home in the coming days, Dr, Miguna yesterday dismissed a poster with his image and captioned ”The Man from Toronto”, saying his umbilical cord was buried in Magina Village, Kano Plains in Kisumu county.