Miguna Miguna, popularly known to Kenyans as the man with the same name twice was born in a village called Magina, on the shores of River Nyando in the Kano plains. Miguna is known to many people as not only a revolutionary but also a visionary. Revolutionary is the best among many words that can describe Miguna.
Miguna is known for his contribution towards the second liberation of Kenya. During the totalitarian regime of president Moi. Miguna was exiled because of his strong and cogent opinions, being vocal and articulate.
Miguna have never been fearful of power or wealth, he takes on both the wealthy and the most powerful. His recent fierce encounter with President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila confirmed this to Kenyans. To him, nothing is greater than freedom and he will trade his life for total and full liberation of Kenya, in exile or in his motherland. He believes in the power of words, he uses the power of pen to continue this struggle when humiliation such as forceful exile from trembling dictators mean that he cannot lead the struggle physically.
Miguna who is still in exile for standing for justice and megaphone of Kenyan revolution believes that revolution must come, come hell or high water.
He got exiled in 2018 for trying to supplant impunity and standing for justice. Practicing his constitutional right and being the administrator of Raila’s oath as the people’s president made him to exiled.
Our society, which is often praised to be civilized and with a progressive constitution that gives human rights much weight failed to accommodate him.
The former prime minister he sworn in for the office of the people’s president is now working harmoniously with president Kenyatta after their peace deal,now popularly known as handshake.
The man who has been in the prospect of trying to transform and construct a democratic system based on good governance and respect of human right. Maybe it is time to scan these politicians before swallowing their rhetoric.
Kenyans should be careful with the self-styled reformers.
If things go as Miguna has been preaching, Kenyans will realize that they owe him too much than they think. A man who wants to lead Kenya into third and final liberation. A general and above all, public intellectual. A man who tell it as it is.
Injustices should be abrogated and hurled in our country. Democracy in Kenya has been under trial for a very long time. It should now be put into practice both theoretically and practically.
Kenyans should now focus on building a better country to pass to the next generation. Instead of attacking someone, abuse or even demeaning them, Kenyans should contemplate his/her genuine argument. The substance in it.