By Korir, Chief editor API
The Kenya media reports that Miguna Miguna, the former aide to Prime minister Raila Odinga has been asked by ODM Members of Parliament to shut up, and leave the PM alone, accusing him of trying to embarrass the PM after he lost his job.
Miguna has gone to court to seek redress. He wants his job back, but after publicly accusing the PM at the weekend, it is not likely that he will return. The only thing that he is trying to do is to cash on the situation making large sums of money by asking the courts to pay him compensation for what he terms wrongful dismissal.
According to the Daily Nation, Miguna is quoted saying he is angered by the fact that Raila has not apologised for his wrongful interdiction.
Miguna has told the media that he had forsaken his own family in order to give more time to Raila, a claim that ODM MPs Jakoyo Midiwo, Pesa and John Mbadi say not correct. Instead, the MPs are saying Miguna’s interdiction was long overdue because he started to intimidate the PM’s officers and playing politics forgetting he was a civil servant who was serving in the office at pleasure of the Prime minister
He has said that Raila’s “non-action” to apologise is not honourable characterising him as a man not ready to correct his mistakes, thus, he should not continue to pretend to be a symbol of change for Kenya.
After accusing his former boss this way, there is little chance that they will ever work together again. Miguna has closed the door for ever without knowing. One cannot force himself on the PM as his aide. Saying that he has sacrificed his career in order to serve the PM is utter rubbish. He enjoyed the job too much and forgot he was just and aide, not an elected official.
In his accusation against the Prime Minister, Miguna has told the Daily Nation , ““For him to throw me under the train in such callous, inhumane and clearly barbaric manner astounds me.”
This puts Raila in bad light as a barbarian and very inhumane person, an abuse that will no go well with him and his supporters. By saying this, Miguna has burned all the bridges between himself and the PM completely, because even if the PM wanted to forgive and give him back the job, it will not be possible. If the PM were to do that his political enemies will characterise him as indecisive and coward leader.
The way Miguna is now dealing with his interdiction will destroy him. Nobody will want to have him as aide in Kenya. Analysts say Miguna will now punish Raila Odinga by realising any secrets he may have about ODM and Raila. The fact that some ODM Members of Parliament have now come out against him makes him even more bitter and will side with those against the PM, like joining hands with the ODM rebels led by the former Higher Education Minister William Ruto. Such a move would help Ruto in many ways politically.
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