Since he was deported to Canada in 2018, it’s safe to say that Kenyan television has missed Miguna Miguna.
A rare appearance by Miguna on KTN on Wednesday, October 27 has Kenyans talking after his interview with anchor Ken Mijungu went south, fast. A heated debate ensued, with raised voices all around as Miguna slammed Mijungu for allegedly diverting the topic from his plight and planned return to the country to Deputy President William Ruto and 2022 Politics.
Miguna maintained that he would not be swayed to discuss what they had not agreed on prior to the interview even as Mijungu claimed that the lawyer was ‘running away’ from candid conversation.
After the face-off, Miguna took to social media where he quipped: “To the Politburo at KTN News, Ken deserves his hardship allowance.”
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The lawyer is known for his no-holds-barred approach when it comes to political debates and interviews. He doesn’t shy away from tearing into his rivals and journalists alike, and has never been one to back down from his position.
He was dramatically deported after he participated in the swearing in of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ at Uhuru Park after the disputed 2017 election. His deportation to Canada was deemed illegal by the courts.
When he debated former Nairobi Governors Mike Sonko and Evans Kidero as well as former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth in 2017 during the Gubernatorial race, Miguna went viral around the world with his break-down of the other candidates’ histories. Before he was deported, he was a regular on NTV’s AM Live and other talk-shows, where he regularly made headlines with his statements.
Despite the courts issuing over 18 orders compelling the government to allow Miguna back in the country, the lawyer has been unable to do so. He claims the authorities in Kenya have placed him on an international ‘Red List’ for airlines across the world.
For this reason, former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga announced his decision to travel to Canada and accompany Miguna back home on November 16, 2021 as they demand that the government obey court orders. Also joining the party is Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi who offered to accompany Mutunga.
Should Mutunga be successful in his mission to bring Miguna home, Kenyan TV viewers can expect more fiery moments from him, particularly with less than a year left to the next polls.
Watch Miguna’s interview with Ken Mijungu below: