Miguna’s saga continues to draw mixed reaction in Vihiga County

Vihiga County Senator George Khaniri joined a section of politicians in western region in condemning the State over current predicament facing self proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader, Miguna Miguna.

Addressing faithful at Salvation Army church at Musudzu village in Hamisi Sub County on Sunday, Khaniri appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to honour the unity pact deal between him and National Super Alliance (NASA) Principal, Raila Odinga, by intervening to ensure embattled Miguna returns to the country.

Miguna is a Kenyan born in Nyando who must not be suffering from identity crisis, observed Khaniri.

The Senator, who was elected on Amani National Congress (ANC) ticket, regretted what he described as unnecessary double deportation of the beleaguered lawyer who has dual citizenship.

He criticized Interior Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General (IG) Joseph Boinnet and Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa for doubting Miguna’s identity as a Kenyan and more so blatant defiance of court orders.

The President should fire state officers who are heightening political tension and at the same time undermining the independence of the Judiciary by defying court orders, demanded Khaniri, insisting reinstatement of Miguna’s Kenyan citizenship would greatly enhance the peace dialogue between the President and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

While urging Odinga to stay put over the unity pact with the President, he however, asked him to ensure opposition leaders were not frustrated by the establishment.

Khaniri took a swipe at a section of NASA politicians in Vihiga County who have since dismissed the handshake between Uhuru and Odinga.

The handshake between Uhuru and Odinga was commendable as it was meant to unite all Kenyans for sake of creating peaceful environment for development.

However, the same should not be abused by the Jubilee government, noted Khaniri, adding that the deal would also provide avenues for addressing and amending electoral laws.

Elsewhere, Vihiga County Women Representative, Mrs Beatrice Adagala, has described Odinga’s decision to work with the national government as the greatest political betrayal in recent times.

Adagala made the remark on Sunday when she addressed Catholic faithful at Mwilitsa village, Busali ward in Sabatia Sub County.

Majority of the Kenyan electorate, especially in opposition zones, can no longer trust Odinga with political leadership again, claimed Adagala.

Commenting on Miguna’s saga, the women representative asked Odinga to redeem his dwindling political image by denouncing the unity deal between him and the President.

The unity pact between the two leaders would not bear fruits when top state officers in Jubilee government are publicly humiliating opposition figures, including Odinga himself, remarked Adagala.

She blamed Interior CS for influencing dictatorial tendencies among top government officials.

Matiang’i should not mess up the security sector the way he did in the education sector, cautioned and claimed Adagala.

Source: Kenya News Agency