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A look at Miguna Miguna’s life history

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Miguna Miguna Biography: Who is Miguna Miguna? This is a question that is likely to be on the lips of many Kenyans and non Kenyans. Well, let us take a look at the profile of this man with twin names:

Born in Magina, Nyando Sub-County, Miguna Miguna’s father died before he was born, leaving him to be raised by a poor, single mother who instilled in him the value of hard work.

He attended Njiris High School in Murang’a before going to the University of Nairobi where he was a student leader between 1986 and 1987. He later got detained by the Moi regime and expelled from the university.

Miguna Miguna Biography
A young Miguna Miguna.

Mr Miguna has previously fled to countries such as Tanzania and Swaziland before attaining political asylum in Canada in 1988.

In asylum, he pursed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from University of Toronto on June 1990.

He also earned a Juris Doctor from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 1993, as well as a Master of Laws degree from the same university.

Between 2009 and 2011, Miguna served as a senior advisor on legal affairs to the then Prime Minister Raila Odinga before falling out with him. He also served as the Joint Secretary to the Permanent Committee on the Management of Grand Coalition Affairs.

Miguna Miguna Biography
Miguna Miguna and his wife Jane Miguna.

Mr Miguna’s first dalliance with national politics was in 2007 when he contested the ODM nomination for Nyando constituency but lost.

His second shot at politics was during the 2017 elections when he unsuccessfully sought the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, losing to Mr Mike Sonko.

He later carved out a public persona as a political commentator and later reconciled with Mr Odinga and christened himself as the “General” of the now outlawed NRM.

he has been married to Jane Miguna for the past sixteen years and the two have three children.

In 2017, a report appearing in the Standard newspaper said that one of his daughters works as a commercial sex worker in Canada.

His books are Peeling Back The Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya (2012) and Kidneys for The King: deForming the Status Quo in Kenya (2013).

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