Miguna Miguna has now branded Luo MPs “incompetent”, a day after they told him to stop his public tirade against Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He adamantly said Raila broke the law yet he is a “mere mortal like Miguna Miguna” who should also respect the constitution. In an interview with Star, the suspended PM’s adviser dismissed Raila’s response that his sespension was “normal government procedure”. “As the PM’s adviser for coalition affairs, I work for the Executive. Jakoyo Midiwo and his incompetent fellow Luo MPs work on the legislative side. How then does Jakoyo and the other MPs become my supervisor and decide when and how I lose my job?”
Miguna has severally claimed that ODM chief whip Jakoyo Midiwo and other Nyanza MPs of influenced his sacking. “I am a government employee; not that of the larger Odinga family or the party ODM,” he said yesterday. Miguna was defeated by Fred Outa for the Nyando parliamentary election in 2007, even after a mounting an impressive campaign in Kenya and the US. The current MP is said to be living under fear that the abrasive lawyer might be planning for a 2012 comeback.
Miguna said the PM must explain to the country the allegations that he is being investigated and why he was suspended without pay. “Further, the PM must explain to the country who the investigating agency is and what it is investigating,” Miguna said. Midiwo has termed Miguna’s sentiments as â€˜unfortunate and baseless.”
Miguna was suspended early this month for “gross misconduct”. A letter from the Permanent Secretary in the PM’s office, Dr Mohamed Isahakia, said Raila had instructed that the adviser be suspended without pay until his case is fully investigated. Miguna’s personal security was withdrawn and contracts of his staff including his personal assistant, secretary and messenger terminated.
He last week he sued Isahakia and the Attorney General over his suspension. In a case certified urgent, Miguna accused PS Mohammed Isahakia and Attorney General Amos Wako of breaching his constitutional rights. “I have a right to be informed of the allegations, if there any, against me. I am entitled to a defence or response,” Miguna said yesterday.