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Vocal Lawyer and self proclaimed NRM general Miguna Miguna has for the first time narrated his ordeal while in police custody for close to six days in Kenya.

Miguna Miguna was speaking to the BBC and disclosed to the international media house that he was treated not less than a beast in his own country while in the hands of Kenyan police after they abducted him from his Runda home.

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The controversial city lawyer went ahead to say that at the time of his abduction, the police were heavily armed like they had come to arrest a most wanted criminal.

“About 30 armed men detonated a device at my door last Friday and took me away from my family,” he told BBC presenter James Coomarasamy at Amsterdam Airport on Wednesday.

“They kept me under incommunicado detention and moved me to at least five police stations. I had no access to my lawyers and the police openly threatened to deal with me.” he added

Miguna Miguna as seen on Wednesday morning at Amsterdam Airport after being deported from KEnya
Miguna Miguna as seen on Wednesday morning at Amsterdam Airport after being deported from KEnya

Among the numerous police stations where the NRM general spent nights in the cold include Kiambu, Githunguri, Lari, Inland Container Depot, Kajiado and Airport police stations.


Miguna further says that he never took a bath from the day he was arrested in his Runda home. Neither was he even allowed to seek medical attention from his doctor after he alleges to have developed pneumonia symptoms.

“I have been treated so badly… like a beast… I was not allowed to sleep… I was kept standing for over 24 hours and when i managed to sleep, I did so on a bare cement floor that was cold,” he said.

“But I am going to Canada which I know stands for the highest standards of human rights.” miguna assured his supporters

Miguna in addition also revealed that the reason he was deported is because he refused to accept any of the charges that had been mounted against him.

“They had charged me with being a member of NRM, which is apparently an outlawed group, and said that by administering the oath during the swearing-in, I aided Raila in committing a capital offence which is treason.”

Miguna Miguna signing Raila's oath at Uhuru Park
Miguna Miguna signing Raila’s oath at Uhuru Park

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The NRM and vocal lawyer explained that he openly rejected all that was read to him and did not bend any low to plead with anybody in the court as he was barred from speaking to his lawyers.

“They wanted to take me to a cell on the Kenya-Tanzania border when the court declared that they had ignored five orders and thus they could not charge me with any criminal offence under the Kenyan jurisdiction.

“They had no option but to finally deport me on grounds that I was illegally in Kenya. But the law is clear – I was born in Kenya and thus they cannot purport to cancel my citizenship. The security agencies have generally thrown the constitution to the dogs and have no respect for the rule of law.” miguna narrated

The city lawyer has said he is not letting go anything. He has vowed to fight back amid efforts to reverse Interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi’s deportation order.


He told the BBC that he has already instructed his very able lawyers to commence immediate applications and proceedings to nullify the deportation and reinstate his passport.

On the other hand, in another separate interview with a Canadian magazine, Miguna’s wife, Jane, said that she had began getting worried after the police dodged taking her husband to Milimani as the High Court had ordered.

“From Sunday to yesterday [Tuesday], the official was not even able to tell me if Miguna was dead or alive,” Jane said in her interview.

“This really worried me because the commissioner was not even able to get information from the Kenyan government to assure me that they were holding Miguna and that he was alive.”

Jane said that her husband had told their three children that he would be returning home at the weekend, that he wasn’t going to take long

“They were already asking ‘why didn’t daddy come’,” she said, adding she kept telling them that he had an engagement.

The two have been married for 16 years and have been living in Richmond Hill, Canada.


The lawyer was deported to Canada on Tuesday night for his role in the administration of NASA leader Raila Odinga’s oath. Miguna, a lawyer and self-declared NRM general, stamped the documents after Raila was declared the people’s president.

As the Miguna Miguna drama unfolds, we are sure to keep an eye on it and give it to you as it comes!


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