× Digital News Videos Africa Health & Science Opinion Columnists Education Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Planet Action Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS


Luo council of elders faults Miguna over deportation, criticise NASA's Orengo

By Harold Odhiambo | Mar 30th 2018 | 2 min read
Luo council of elders led by CEO secretariat Stephen Omondi Oludhe (right) and Chairman Willis Otondi during a press briefing in Kisumu on March 29 2018. [Photo by Collins Oduor/Standard]

The Luo Council of Elders has criticised lawyer Miguna Miguna, saying he is to blame for his troubles.

In a statement that came as a surprise at a time when most Kenyans were condemning the Government for Miguna’s detention and deportation, the Luo elders said they had no sympathy for him.

They said the lawyer, who is now admitted in a Dubai hospital after hours of ordeal at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, was misbehaving.

Regularise citizenship

They said Miguna should have signed the papers presented to him by Government officials to regularise his citizenship and faulted his lawyers for “misadvising him”.

Led by council chairman Willis Otondi, the elders dismissed Miguna’s woes as “sideshows meant to derail the efforts of leaders in ensuring that the country moves from its darkest time into a fruitful and progressive future”.

Even though they said they had not disowned Miguna, they faulted him for his recent run-ins with the Government, adding that the authorities had done what was best for the country.

“We will not allow anyone to derail and divert the people’s focus on greater things planned for the country,” said Mr Otondi.

The chairman said the events that had taken place at JKIA over the past few days, when Miguna was detained, were unfortunate, adding that the council would “not support any individual who chooses to become an enemy of peace and progress”.

The  lawyer was first deported to Canada on February 6 and returned to Kenya on Monday, but was held at the airport where he claimed  he was detained in a filthy toilet and denied access to his lawyers, food and water.

He was deported to Dubai despite a court order requiring his release and appearance in court.

Yesterday, the elders’ council dismissed Miguna’s woes and said the country should focus on national healing and unity.

Share this story
Punish Matiang’i, Boinnet - ODM
ODM asks Chief Justice David Maraga to deny three top Government officials audience in courts for blatant disregard of court orders.
When Njonjo almost resigned over coffee smugglers
Known as the era of black gold, it began in 1976 when Ugandan farmers decided to sell their coffee in the private market.