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Raila mum on Miguna's secrets

By Digital Reporter | July 12th 2012

By Digital Reporter

Eyes are trained on Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the close associates after his former advisor on coalition affairs Miguna allegedly spilled secrets and accused him and the office of tolerating graft.

Raila has remained tight-lipped and his office too has declined to respond to the allegations which have soiled the office and top allies alike.

By the time of filing this report all indications were that the office of the Prime Minister was not keen on engaging Miguna Miguna through rebuttals.

For political rivals, Miguna Miguna has provided fodder for attacks on the personality of the PM and close allies who now rubbish Raila’s claims to champion reforms if elected president.

Already, Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka challenged Raila to come clean on the graft allegations as Eldoret North MP questioned reform credentials of the PM following the peeling of Miguna Miguna’s secrets.

In his memoirs entitled Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice  after working for paltry three years in a public office, Miguna Miguna recounts some the happenings he witnessed while serving Raila, a move that has peppered his relations with top aides of the PM whom he shared office with.

In scathing attacks Miguna Miguna has reignited debates on the Maize import scandal which he feared would swallow Raila and his office.  He describes the office to have been a swamp of graft and delves into political wrangles that mushroomed at the time her served.

Said a senior officer at the PM’s office who requested not to be quoted: “There is an author who wrote about Richard Leakey calling him master of deceit but the book never flew nor sold.”

“I do not think the PM is keen on responding to wild allegations from a former junior officer or would like to lower himself to arguing with the author,” the official said.

A section of junior workers who served under Miguna Miguna at his NHIF office say given a second chance they would rather quit than work for the lawyer.

Among the allegations peeled to the public by Miguna Miguna is the story of Lands minister and Ugenya MP James Orengo who is accused of lavish spending enjoying shopping sprees and buying suits worth over Sh 500,000.

The book is yet to hit the shelves as sections of it are serialised in local daily.

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