Hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced a cabinet reshuffle, axing one Mwangi Kiunjuri from the helm of the Agriculture docket, deported lawyer Miguna Miguna jumped onto the team Tangatanga warship against the head of state.
In a flurry of Twitter posts, Miguna mocked Uhuru over his Kiunjuri ouster, terming it as a political move against the Deputy President William Ruto-allied former politician.
The controversial lawyer further adviced the Tangatanga faction, led by Ruto, on how to deal with the fact that the president has obviously abandoned his 2017 allies, opting to join forces with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
”Don’t surrender,” Miguna told Tangatanga top leaders Ruto, Kiunjuri, Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen, and embattled Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Miguna warned the ”Jubilee orphans” against taking the violence route as was witnessed in 1969 during the Kisumu massacre.
During the incident, over 10 people died after attempting to attack the then president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, after a bitter spat with his political rival, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
Instead, Miguna advocated for confrontations of a peaceful manner.
” Tyranny is defeated on the streets by MOBILIZING Kenyans in PEACEFUL PROTESTS for JUSTICE,” the ardent Uhuru critic noted.
To @WilliamsRuto, Mwangi Kiunjuri, Moses Kuria, @kipmurkomen and Jubilee Party Orphans: Don't fall into Jaramogi Oginga Odinga TRAP post 1969 Kisumu Massacre. Don't surrender. Tyranny is defeated on the streets by MOBILIZING Kenyans in PEACEFUL PROTESTS for JUSTICE.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) January 14, 2020
The sacking of Kiunjuri on Tuesday has been interpreted as a gloves-off move on Uhuru’s part, in reaction to Ruto’s allies increased criticism, especially on matters Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Shortly after unleashing the Kiunjuri shocker, it emerged that several Ruto allied legislators, including Nakuru senator Susan Kihika, were locked out of a function where Uhuru was set to issue title deeds to the Nakuru electorate.