The book authored by Mr Miguna Miguna, Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s former aide has attracted varied reactions from the public, and rightfully so.
To Raila’s adversaries, it is God sent political ammunition. I am however disappointed that the book does not contain any meaningful or earthshaking revelations as the author made us to believe.
It somewhat dwells on the obvious infighting between the coalition Government partners and the petty rivalries and corruption in the PM’s office.
This, however, is not news. Granted, the corruption allegations at the PM’s office may be true, but they are not confined there: the same happens in other Government offices.
The content of the book does not add any value to public service. In reality, the book has primarily helped to shed light on Miguna’s egocentric and self conceited nature: an individual who made life difficult to his erstwhile colleagues at the Premier’s office.
The question many are asking is, if Miguna is honest as he portrays himself, why did he not report the then happenings to either the relevant authorities or to the PM himself; unless, of course, he was part of the alleged malpractices? It is obvious that his is a case of sour grapes.
On the 2007/2008-post election violence, Miguna claims he has credible evidence against the individuals involved. One wonders why he has kept the information for so long – unless his motives are ill intentioned? As a lawyer, Miguna should be aware concealing vital evidence is a criminal offence: for this he should be prosecuted.
Abisai Mundia, Nyeri
The decision by Miguna to leave the country is simply an act of cowardice. It is unfortunate he had to flee at night and claim he is going to market his book abroad.
What is the significance of going to market his book abroad when the Kenyan market is not yet saturated? And why does he have to go with his family to market the book?
Miguna should have the tenacity to stand prosecution if only to prove he is the bigger man.