By Cyrus Ombati and Athman Amran
A former advisor to Prime Minister Raila Odinga has left the country without fanfare hours after he accused some of the PM’s allies of threatening him.
Miguna Miguna has reportedly embarked on “a worldwide tour to promote” his new controversial book, 'Peeling Back the Mask’, which has attracted sharp reactions with allegations of abuse of office and corruption in the PM's office. The book also claims that ODM had a role in the 2007 post-election violence with a strategy to isolate one ethnic community.
Miguna left the country with his family Monday night and declined to divulge his next destination. Sources close to him he was embarking on promoting the book with his first stop being Canada.
He leaves behind a cloud of dust kicked by his controversial book which made wild allegations on the happenings around his former boss Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Immigration officers said he left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi on Monday night aboard an international airliner headed for Netherlands. It is not clear when he will be back.
Those close to him said he had told them he was on a worldwide tour to promote the book which was his memoirs.
In an interview with Standard Digital, Miguna said he was targeting selling 500,000 copies in North America alone.
“Someone bought a bulk of 2,000 copies on the launch date, another 1,000 were sold at the launch, and book sellers took 2,000.
"By one week we expect to have sold 10,000 copies…please let the country know.” Miguna said.
“The book will do half a million copies in North America alone that is a guarantee,” the author said.
A visit to his Runda home revealed heaps of copies stored in various packages.