Lawyer Miguna Miguna has come out forceful, denying that he is angling for a plum state job in President William Ruto’s administration.
Of late, the exiled barrister has been on the defence of President Ruto, and even when the current president was still at loggerheads with his erstwhile boss, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the current developments, someone can interpret it that lawyer Miguna Miguna desperately wants the current President to consider him for a plum state job, something that the lawyer has outrightly denied.
“I have many jobs. Very significant and satisfying jobs. As as a Barrister & Solicitor. As a certified mediator. As a writer. As a thinker. As a commentator. Who told you that I am looking for another job?” he posed.
The firebrand counsel was responding to a tweet by a fellow counsel, Ahmednasir Abdullahi, who tweeted that Ruto was unilaterally making state appointments.
“When it comes to jobs President William Ruto appoints…don’t waste your time lobbying him or third parties…he makes all the decisions personally, alone and independently…just pray to God and put your best foot forward!,” Abdullahi said.
But in another tweet, lawyer Miguna Miguna still responded in his ubiquitous defensive style, “Is it practically possible, or beneficial, for the Kenyan people if (I say if because I doubt that what you have stated is happening) one person makes all the appointments in the executive arm of government? That would turn what is supposed to be a democracy into a one-man rule,” Miguna retorted.
Last week, President William Ruto made several state appointments that largely comprised of his political friends. Among those who benefited were Felix Koskei, who was appointed to the all powerful Chief of Staff and Head of Public Service (replacing Joseph Kinyua), and David Ndii who got the post of chairing President’s Council of Economic Advisors. Others were the immediate former Turkana governor Josphat Nanok, was appointed deputy Chief of Staff, while Augustine Cheruiyot was appointed senior advisor and head of Fiscal affairs and public policy.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna has said it a number of times that all red alerts that were imposed on him by the Uhuruto government have been dropped and that he is he is soon coming back home to Kenya. Lawyer Miguna Miguna has been the harshest critic of the handshake duo of former president Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, over what the lawyer said was a culculated move by the two to forcefully deport him to Canada. His social media handles have been the battle grounds, where the firebrand barrister has been spewing all manner of insults and deragatory remarks directed at the duo of Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga. It is surprising that Miguna Miguna has – of late – had had a soft spot for President William Ruto, the man who was the second in command when the lawyer was being sedated at the airport, before he was thrust into a plane onboard Saudi Arabia.