- The controversial self-proclaimed general landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 6am on Tuesday, October 20.
- He returned home after the government of President William Samoei Ruto lifted red alerts issued against him by the previous administration.
- Miguna Miguna worked as Senior Advisor and Chief Strategist for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga from 2006 to 2009 and later Legal Affairs Advisor
Canadian-based Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna is finally back home after more than four years in exile.
The controversial self-proclaimed general landed at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 6am on Tuesday, October 20.
His arrival coincided with Mashujaa Day celebrations.
The youth and education of Miguna
Miguna is known for taking the bull by the horns.
Miguna Miguna granted tight security as he heads to his home in Runda after landing at JKIA
The 60-year-old human rights activist was born in 1962 in Magina, Kisumu. He studied at Apondo Primary School before moving on to Njiiri High School in Murang’a County.
He then joined the prestigious University of Nairobi (UoN), where he served as a student leader from 1986 to 1987.
However, as a student leader, he was expelled from the institution for defending democracy during the one-party state under Daniel Moi.
“I fled to Tanzania and then to Swaziland before being granted political asylum in Canada in June 1988. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in political science and philosophy from the University of Toronto in June 1990; Juris Doctor (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in June 1993; and a Master of Laws (LLM) with distinction from Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2001,” Miguna wrote on his website. website.
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Miguna was called to the Bar of Ontario as a barrister and barrister in February 1995 and as a barrister in Kenya in 2008.
He was the coordinator of the Committee for Democracy in Kenya (CDK) between 1989 and 1994.
The group successfully lobbied for the repeal of Section 2A of the old constitution, making Kenya a multi-party state.
The lawyer-turned-politician worked as a senior adviser and chief strategist for former Prime Minister Raila Odinga from 2006 to 2009.
In 2009, he was promoted by the leader of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to the post of Senior Advisor for Coalition, Constitutional and Legal Affairs.
He held the position until 2011.
“I represented the ODM and Mr. Odinga in the constitutional review process and participated in other important state and government functions,” Miguna noted.
In 2018, the lawyer swore in Raila as the people’s president following the disputed 2017 presidential vote.
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His involvement put him on the bad books of the government. This led to his deportation at the instigation of the state.
Miguna businesses and properties
KMM law firm
Miguna is the managing partner of the KMM law firm in Toronto, Canada. He has over 25 years of experience in the legal sector.
In June 2021, he expressed his joy after winning a racism case in the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Miguna acted on behalf of a black Canadian who was facing imminent eviction from his landlords, identified as Benjamin Salsberg and Bruce E. Bussin.
The landlord claimed the tenant was ‘unattractive’ and his business did not attract ‘family-oriented customers’.
In the ruling, the judges found the tenant acted in good faith and had an impressive rent payment record.
Miguna’s books as an author
The lawyer has published thousands of journals and several books.
His collection includes Peeling Back The Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya (2012), Toes for Tale and Kidneys for The King: deForming the Status Quo in Kenya (2013).
Miguna Miguna arrives at JKIA after almost 5 years of exile, ready to attend Mashujaa Day celebration
Miguna owns a magnificent mansion in Runda, Nairobi.
Four years ago, he lamented the destruction of the house by the police who searched it.
In court documents, he claimed to have spent KSh247,000 to renovate the house.
Miguna’s Tesla electric car
On August 12, the incendiary lawyer showed off his all-new, top-of-the-line Tesla S. The car is incredibly fast and has terrific range.
The jet black sedan is trading at around KSh11 million.
Miguna lit up the internet, smiling next to the electric car made by billionaire Elon Musk’s company.
He captioned his post:
“Today at KMM Lawyers we have gone 100% green. Live!
Highest Paid Kenyan Lawyers
Law is one of the highest paying jobs in Kenya, ranking third behind doctors and judges, according to Salary Explorer.
The city’s flamboyant lawyer, Donald Kipkorir, tops the list of Kenyan lawyers who charge high legal fees to represent their clients in court.
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Ahmednasir Abdullahi, the chairman of the Al-Nur Media Group, which publishes the Nairobi Law Monthly and the Nairobi Business Monthly, is another lawyer earning millions.
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