By Standard Digital Reporter
Former advisor to Prime Minister Raila Odinga Miguna Miguna has disowned a Face book account bearing his names, images, book promos and video clips and asked the public to ‘ignore and treat it as mischievous.’
In the alleged posts on his ‘Face book page’ Miguna had answered issues raised by veteran journalist Sarah Elderkin about his relations with Raila while he served as advisor on coalition affairs.
Miguna clarified: “Let me also make it clear that I do not have a Face book account, have never used that platform to communicate and have no intentions of doing so any time soon. Consequently, purported Face book publications bearing my name should be ignored as mischievous.”
Miguna said he and his family arrived safely in Toronto Canada and recanted media reports that he fled into exile or was running away from justice.
Said Miguna: “I am particularly disturbed by fake and false media reports that I had fled into exile. Some desperate political goons for hire have even claimed that I have ‘fled from justice.’ There have been suggestions that I have fled because of law suits and potential arrest. By the time I left Kenya, I had not been served with any legal notices or law suits. In any event, neither could have prevented me from traveling.”
The author of Peeling Back the Mask said “I boarded my flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on July 16, 2012, like any other passenger.”
In response to the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko, Miguna said “I have earned a living practicing law for more than 15 years. Therefore, a lawsuit isn’t something I run away from. Nor would I be scared of an incompetent, misguided and delusional political announcement to the media by the director of public prosecutions that I should record a statement with the Kenya Police.”
He argued the DPP has no mandate over the International Criminal Court.
“Instead of issuing threats to me - someone he considers a potential witness – the Witness Protection Act compels him to provide me with protection. Threatening me over the media is a clear breach. Consequently, I will treat his politically motivated statement with the contempt it deserves.”
Miguna was not happy with the burning of his effigy in Nyando and remarked; “When I see ravenous mobs burn my effigy, bury a coffin symbolizing my death and threatening me, my immediate and extended family merely because I wrote a book that they perceive to be critical of their political deity even though, in all likelihood, they might not have read; it demonstrates a level of intolerance, ignorance and base loyalty to certain political personages in a manner that cannot be positive.”
He accused the PM of failing to deter his fanatical supporters from acts of intolerance.