The self Proclaimed General of the National Resistance movement Miguna Miguna has laid bare all behind-the-scenes events as the NASA coalition planned on how and when to swear in their leader Raila Odinga.
Through his new book, In brief excerpts of his new book, Treason: The Case Against Tyrants and Renegades, Miguna Miguna reveals how Raila Odinga was not sure of whether to go on with plan as well as the constant arguments between the NASA principles prior to the swearing in.
In his characteristic pugnacious style, the ‘General’ uses his acid pen to viciously attack Raila and his allies.
He describes a strategy meeting at Nairobi’s Dusit Hotel in which Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho skipped the afternoon session.
“When I expressed shock that Governor Joho had not kept his word, [Siaya Senator James]Orengo’s response was, ‘General, Governor Joho is not a man for such intellectual meetings. He has no ability to absorb details. He is an action-oriented man. Give him a task and he will deliver.” he writes.
In the end, Raila Odinga was sworn in as ‘the people’s president’ in a very short ceremony at Nairobi’s Uhuru park. Follwing that event, Miguna Miguna was deported out of the country to Canada, where he still resides to date.