Fiery Kenyan-Canadian attorney Miguna Miguna has declared interest in the Nairobi Governor’s seat following the impeachment of Mike Sonko.
Through a post on Twitter, Miguna said he made a decision to run in the upcoming Nairobi gubernatorial by-election after getting legal advice from Waikwa Wanyoike, a constitutional lawyer and co-founder of Katiba Institute.
“Having received competent legal advice from @waikwawanyoike on Dec. 19, 2020, I, Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan citizen by birth and registered voter in Nairobi, hereby declare my candidature for the position of Governor of Nairobi in the upcoming by-election. Volunteers are welcomed,” Miguna wrote on Twitter.
He vied for the same seat during the 2017 general election as an independent candidate and emerged fourth with 10,308 votes behind Sonko, Evans Kidero and Peter Kenneth.
Miguna was deported to Canada in 2018, and efforts to return to the country have been futile.
In a separate tweet, Miguna indicated he will reassemble his 2017 campaign team to do all the necessary arrangements for his bid including picking nomination forms, filling them up and submitting them to the electoral commission.
“Viva, Comrade Ogolla. Constitute the old 2017 team and recruit new patriots and freedom fighters. Have a team to collect nomination papers from the @IEBCKenya, organize teams to complete, sign, and file the nomination papers. Let's prove to cartels that Kenya belongs to us. Bravo,” he tweeted.
He added: “…The best support right now for us, is to be organized and to mobilize. The cartels will try their old games. They will rebrand the crook Peter Kenneth, or Wanjiru, Waweru, Jimna Mbaru, or Kidero. But Kenyans are waking up like never before. Viva!”
Sonko was impeached on Thursday after 27 out of 45 Senators voted to uphold the motion tabled before the Senate by the Nairobi County Assembly.