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Miguna Dares Ruto, Vows to Rally Kenyans Against Him

  • Lawyer Miguna Miguna on Saturday, December 10, threatened to rally the country to defeat President William Ruto’s Kenya Kwanza administration.

    Miguna confirmed his intention to stage a large-scale campaign against Ruto should he try to launch a campaign supporting constitutional change.

    The Advocate noted with concern that Ruto and his political coalition were coating a disaster by suggesting constitutional amendments.

    “If Kenya Kwanza wants to invite their waterloo the way Napoleon did in 1815, let them call a referendum on their attempt to mutilate the Constitution of Kenya. “We dare anyone to try,” Miguna cautioned.

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    An Image of lawyer Miguna Miguna in his office in Canada

    Miguna Miguna

    He also reminded the President against forgetting the Kenya Kwanza agenda, which championed the rule of law and anti-constitutional changes.

    The Advocate asked Ruto to focus on his development agenda and avoid unnecessary distractions. 

    “That wasn’t the platform on which William Ruto was elected! Thank me later,” he added.

    According to Miguna, Kenyan Constitution is almost perfect and does not require any form of amendments as proposed by the president.

    “I will say it for the avoidance of doubt. There is nothing wrong with the Constitution. No defect. No errors. Nothing that requires amendments or mutilations,” Miguna asserted.

    He noted that Kenyans required an honest and consistent implementation of the Constitution through the available channels. The veteran lawyer underlined that he was ready to kick start a movement to protect the Constitution from unnecessary amendments.

    On Friday, December 9, President William Ruto wrote to Members of Parliament, asking them to consider amending the Constitution to create a position for the Leader of the Opposition in the Constitution.

    The head of state also asked MPs to craft supportive legislation and dimensions within which the Official Leader of the Opposition will hold the government to account.

    In response to Ruto’s directive, Activist Waikwa Wanyoike, on Saturday, December 10, threatened to take action against President William Ruto. Wanyoikr 

    Wanyoike warned that he will lead Kenyans in opposing any constitutional amendments should Ruto implement plans to create a new office for the opposition leader, Raila Odinga.

    Members of the 13th Parliament during President William Ruto's inaugural speech on September 29, 2022..jpg

    Members of the 13th Parliament during President William Ruto’s inaugural speech on September 29, 2022.

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