Miguna announces ‘new’ opposition party, calls for hunger strike


Miguna announces 'new' opposition party, calls for hunger strike
Miguna Miguna during detention at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in March 2018. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Miguna, in an official statement posted via his social media accounts, made the appeal while also announcing the cancellation of his much anticipated second return to the country.
  • The former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant further declared NRM-K the new Kenyan opposition.
  • He stated that the National Super Aliance (NASA) was dead and that the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) had joined ranks with Jubilee.

Controversial Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has asked his supporters to engage in a hunger strike to protest what he termed as an illegitimate regime.

Miguna, in an official statement posted via his social media accounts, made the request while also announcing the cancellation of his much anticipated second return to the country following his earlier deportation.

“I urge all Kenyan patriots and members of the National Revolutionary Movement of Kenya (NRMKe) to engage in peaceful protests against the illegitimate regime’s continued violation of my rights and the rights of millions of Kenyans, its continued refusal to obey court orders, its looting of hundreds of billions of public resources and failure to adhere to and respect the constitution,” said Miguna.

“Hold processions, sit ins, street protests, hunger strikes and use all media at your disposals against the escalating tyranny and the culture of impunity.”

The former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant further declared the National Revolutionary Movement of Kenya (NRMKe) the new Kenyan opposition, noting that the National Super Aliance (NASA) was dead and that the Raila Odinga-led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) had joined ranks with Jubilee.

“NASA is dead and with ODM having essentially joined Jubilee, the NRMKe is the new Kenyan opposition,” he stated.

“We will and must march on until we defeat those trying to institutionalize the culture of impunity. We must establish a merit based democratic society.”

Miguna, who was expected back into the country on Wednesday, May 16, cancelled his trip, blaming the Immigration Department for failing to facilitate his “unconditional” return.

“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights,” said Miguna.

He added that he would provide his supporters with a new date for his return.

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