By Olivia Mungwana
Banished lawyer Miguna Miguna would be allowed back into the nation, according to Deputy President William Ruto, if he wins the August elections.
The troubled advocate has been in Canada since his expulsion in 2018 for mocking ODM leader Raila Odinga’s inauguration as the ‘people’s president.’
As per the DP, Miguna is a Kenyan who, rather than being banished, should be handled within compliance with the law if what he did was wrong.
“We will bring back Miguna Miguna in the country within the shortest time possible when I become President,” said DP Ruto in an interview with VOA on Saturday.
He continued: “This is because he’s Kenyan and even if he has committed a crime, our country has laws in place. I don’t see any need for having refugees from other countries while our very own is a refugee in another country.”
Miguna announced his desire to compete for Nairobi governor in the next August General Elections two weeks ago, this prompted Ruto’s comments.
The fiery lawyer argues that as a Kenyan citizen, he is still allowed to run for the seat.
Miguna, who ran for the very same seat in the 2017 polls but lost to former Governor Mike Sonko, says he hasn’t given up hope of serving the city’s citizens.
“I intend to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. I am a registered voter and I can run for office,” Miguna said on February 23.
He stated that he will not be running individually as he did in his previous election, but that he will unveil the political party with which he will run soon.
“I will be running on a party yet to be declared; that is where it is. Wait for the announcement, if I change my mind I will let you know,” he remarked at the time.