‘Stop harassing governors over court orders if you can’t bring Miguna Miguna back’

Narok Senator Ledama Olekina during an interview at Spice FM studio. [Bryan Amulyoto, Standard]
Narok Senator Ledama Olekina has fired a salvo at the government for doublespeak in the Miguna Miguna travel saga.

The Senator slammed Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji for harassing some governors for allegedly disobeying court orders, yet the government keeps trampling on orders issued by the same courts.

"It is so sad to see people like Governor Mike Sonko and his Kiambu counterpart Ferdinand Waititu being harassed for disobeying court orders when the government itself cannot obey court orders," he said.

Speaking during an interview with Standard Digital at our Mombasa Road offices, Olekina told President Uhuru Kenyatta to be truly magnanimous to everyone including critics like Miguna, adding that doing that will unite the nation.

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“The President has shown magnanimity by even extending the BBI task force duration, let him also allow Miguna back so that Kenyans can see justice being done,” he said.

He said the government should have used the Miguna Miguna issue to unite the country not to show Kenyans blantant double standards.

"The DPP is quick to go after Sonko, Waititu and Kasaine, but who will go after the government now that they are also breaking the law?"

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Olekina said it was wrong for the government to cherry-pick on those who are supposed to obey the law and those who should not.

“The law should be applied universally and must be respected with those in authority for the populace to follow suit,” he said.

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He wondered why the government had said they would facilitate Miguna Miguna’s return only to change in the last minute and come up with excuses.

“This is doublespeak. I heard the Government Spokes Person Col (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna stating that the government will respect court orders and facilitate Miguna’s return.”

He said Miguna’s issue does not auger well with the new dispensation of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) which is meant to promote unity and human rights in the country.

“These are some of the reasons that makes Kenyans doubt BBI and the government’s war on graft,” he added.

When asked why his party ODM was quiet on the Miguna’s matter, the senator said he could not speak for the party, but could only speak for himself.

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“I cannot speak for m y part (ODM) on the issue, but to me I think what is happening to Miguna Miguna is wrong because the courts have pronounced themselves on the matter,” said the senator.

Miguna Miguna is still holed up in Germany after the government issued a red alert against his return to Kenya.

He has accused the government of disrespecting court orders and torturing him for holding a divergent opinion with that of the those in power.

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DPPNarok Senator Ledama OlekinaMiguna MigunaMike SonkoFerdinand Waititu