Miguna Miguna’s wife, Jane Miguna, finally broke her silence on the ordeal that had befallen her husband and what she had to tell her teenage kids for the past five days.
The self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement General Miguna Miguna was dramatically arrested on Friday last week,after plain-clothed flying squad officers boomed their way through his Runda home.
Miguna was in police custody for the past 5 days despite acquiring a 50,000/= cash bail, and was later deported back to Canada by the Kenyan government on Tuesday night for apparently not having Kenyan citizenship.
Speaking to a Canadian-based media Macleans Magazine,Mrs Miguna said that for several days, she was worried to the bones when the police failed to present her husband in court as ordered.
She disclosed that she frequently called the case manager at the Canadian high commission in Nairobi but the officials there would not give her a straight answer on her husband’s whereabouts.
“From Sunday to yesterday, she was not even able to tell me if Miguna was dead or alive,” Mrs Miguna told the magazine on Tuesday.
“That really worried me, because the commissioner was not even able to get information from the Kenyan government to assure her that they are holding him and he’s alive. Really, although she may have information but she is not giving it to me. At least somebody should be able to tell me, yes, he’s alive. But no. I was not told anything. They just say they are aware of the case and they are working on it.”She added.
The Migunas, who live in Richmond Hill Canada, have been married for 16 years. They have three teenage children.
Jane Miguna told the magazine that she found it difficult to to tell the kids on the whereabouts of their Dad , after he failed to return to Canada over the weekend, but was even more worried of them learning of the situation through social media.
“They were expecting their father to return on the weekend.”
“They are already asking why didn’t Daddy come, and I am just telling them he has an engagement.”
“Miguna didn’t want them to worry, so I didn’t tell them about their father’s arrest, but I was afraid they would learn of it from social media,” she said.
Miguna Miguna moved to Canada in 1988 after he was imprisoned and tortured by the government of then-president Daniel arap Moi.
Jane Miguna said her husband still wears glasses because his eyes were permanently damaged by the bright lights the police used on him then.
After graduating from the University of Toronto and being called to the Ontario bar, Miguna returned to Kenyan politics, working for Odinga. He split with him, wrote a tell-all book that caused a sensation in Kenya, then ended up as his ally again leading up to a disputed election in August 2017.
He was arrested after giving Mr Odinga an oath of office at a public rally designed to demonstrate that Odinga, not Kenyatta, won the election.
Jane Miguna said he was “just being used as a scapegoat” by the ruling government. Andreas Katsouris, a Canadian political consultant who was working for Odinga’s party when he was detained and expelled from the country in August, told the Magazine that Miguna was a political prisoner.
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