Canadian based barrister Miguna Miguna has promised to renounce his Kenyan citizenship if ODM leader Raila Odinga wins the forthcoming General Elections.
While contributing to the viral hashtag #RejectRailaOdinga, the attorney also said that he would sell all his property in the country in the event the opposition chief takes over the reigns of power.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) January 16, 2022
Odinga who recently turned 77 years old, will be vying for presidency for the fifth time in the August 9, 2022 polls.
He has indicated that he will be stabbing at the office under the ‘Azimio La Umoja’ movement.
However, Miguna has remained one of his former boss’ greatest critics maintaining that he was not fit to hold the office having gone to bed with the Jubilee government.
The controversial lawyer’s statement contradicts his long desire to identify with and come back to the country after he was deported to Canada in February 2018.
His deportation came after he participated in the mock swearing in of Odinga as ‘People’s President’ in the 2017 presidential elections.
According to the Immigration Department, Miguna was also in the country illegally as he had renounced his Kenyan citizenship while acquiring a Canadian passport.
In 2018, a Kenyan court ruled that Miguna is a Kenyan citizen and that his birthright is not affected by him holding a Canadian passport.
The judge added that Miguna’s rights were violated when they deported him and awarded Sh7 million as compensation.
However the government has on several occasions stood firm in their resolve to block him from returning into the country.
A recent court ruling ordered Miguna to to obtain an emergency travel document from the Kenyan High Commission in Ottawa Canada or Berlin Germany and apply for a new Kenyan passport once he lands into the country.