Why I Quit Representing Miguna, Top Lawyer Reveals

The saga surrounding Miguna Miguna went up a notch after the latest revelation by his former lawyer.

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo came clean on the reason he stopped representing the embattled politician after his deportation from the country.

During an interview on AM Live, Amollo revealed that the move came after the Handshake deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo during a past interview

The lawmaker further disclosed that he opted for the move because his representation was judicial and not political.

He asserted that the decision irked the controversial politician who felt betrayed.

“I am not one of his advocates anymore because when Uhuru and Raila shook hands, we supported the handshake.

“Miguna wrote to me immediately and asked me how I could support the despots who tortured him and sent him away,” expressed MP Amollo.

According to the leader, he represented Miguna for free and it was in no way tied to his stand with that of his party leader.

Miguna hurled insults

The legislator pointed out that the troubled self-imposed general of NRM, hurled insults to him and Siaya Senator James Orengo.

“He(Miguna) sent me a message calling me and my colleagues a disgrace to humanity. Calling us zombies and other sorts of things,” articulated Amollo.

Miguna Miguna during a past media briefing

The ODM party member noted that the group finally disbanded after their efforts to advise Miguna hit a dead end.

“At that time part of the reason a lot of us started falling aside is because Miguna although is a lawyer and client, in law we say you should not try to be your own advocate when you have a problem.

“You should listen to others,” remarked Amollo.

Despite noting how it is difficult to represent the Kenyan born Canadian, the vocal MP uttered that Miguna deserved to be allowed back to the country.

Miguna entitled to free entry into Kenya

The Rarieda representative blasted the move by the government to frustrate the author by going against court orders.

“He is entitled like any Kenyan to free entry into the nation and that free entry should include facilitation by the government.

“Even if it is not by passport but through travel documents,” noted the legislator.

Miguna a week ago, gave an update that he was still in Germany where he was twice denied a chance to travel home.

The general pointed out that his goal was unchanged and called for the intervention of the court in the matter.

Heading to the lawyer’s plea, the court last Friday, summoned the Attorney General James Kihara to expound on why Miguna faced problems with his travel to Kenya.

A showdown ensued at the Mlimani Law Courts on Monday where the embattled politician’s lawyer was schooled.

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