Peeling The Mask: A quest For Justice In Kenya -By Miguna Miguna
On August 4th 2011 the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya, Raila Odinga, announced, through the local Kenyan media, that he had suspended Miguna Miguna indefinitely without pay as his senior adviser.
In his explosive new memoirs, Peeling Back the Mask :A Quest For Justice In Kenya , Miguna Miguna explains why he rejected the Prime Minister's subsequent offer of reinstatement and exposes Mr Odinga's lack-lustre leadership questioning >>>
his progressive credentials and claim that he is an agent of change. Peeling Back the Mask presents an insider's account of the intrigues, discussions and power plays that have occurred in Kenya's corridors of power in recent years
In the book, Miguna depicts Raila as cowardly leader lacking personal integrity and undeserving of the praise and attention by people of good morals in the society.
The principals’ troubled relationship nearly hit breaking point at the Kilaguni retreat which at the time was portrayed as a successful attempt at healing the cracks in the coalition but which Mr Miguna alleges to have been a failure characterized by quarrels and antics which bordered on the comical.
In one of the excerpts of the book, Miguna Miguna recounts a meeting between President Kibaki and Raila at the height of differences of the disputed presidential election.
He claims that during the signing of the National Accord in year 2008, Raila cried when he was sent by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to represent the orange party to be accommodated in signing the pact. Here are some stunning excerpts….
“Eeeeh…eehhhh…eiiii…Please save me from Kibaki! Eeeeeh…eiiiii…Please don’t let me go back to that man…I don’t want to go back to Kibaki! Eeeeh…eiii…Please save me from Kibaki!” Raila broke down and cried, torrents of tears flowing freely down his cheeks.
He was shaking uncontrollably. It was about 3:30pm on April 6, 2008. Everyone in the room was stunned’’.
They had never seen Raila cry before. We looked at each other, unable to move. No one was prepared for this heart-wrenching scene. I guess we had assumed that Raila was ‘superhuman’.
He had a larger-than-life image in the consciousness of Kenyans…But there he was, someone we all held in awe, wailing uncontrollably in front of everyone…Raila had just returned from a face-to-face meeting with Kibaki over the formation of the grand coalition government following the signing of the National Accord and reconciliation agreement on February 28 2008.
According to political pundits the legal twist added to the already juicy saga by the Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko who has ordered police to investigate Miguna Miguna over claims he is privy to ODM’s participation in the 2008 post-election violence might dictate how long the dust raised by this saga takes before it settles.
Tobiko further termed Miguna Miguna’s alleged withholding of information over alleged crimes as criminal itself and asked the Commissioner of Police to summon Miguna and get information he claimed he has over the crimes.
As of today Miguna is likely to faces two legal battles bearing in mind that apart from the DPP’s case Chief of Staff at the PM’s office Caroli Omondi has indicated his intention of initiating legal proceedings against the former PM’s advisor for alleged defamation.
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