By Standard Team
As Miguna sent out hard-hitting messages to his critics, either enroute or having landed in Canada with his two daughters, his kinsmen in Nyando burnt his effigy, and threatened to overrun his home.
The towering lawyer left his Runda home with his daughters and luggage on Monday afternoon for the Jomo Kenyatta International where he boarded an Amsterdam-bound British Airways flight.
Coincidentally, Miguna and Raila left the country at about the same time, with the former heading East, while the latter headed West to Canada.
Police officers visited Miguna’s home in the morning seeking to take a statement from him over claims against Raila over alleged involvement in post-election violence. It was, however, curious that the police were looking for Miguna in Runda when he had checked in at the JKIA, filled up his immigration forms, underwent security screening, and even sat in the waiting bay, in full glare of airport cameras and security officers.
The police left Miguna’s home after a woman in the house told them he left the country the previous evening.
ODM Chief Whip Jakoyo Midiwo later claimed Miguna left under police and Government protection when they should have arrested and charged him with making what he called false and defamatory claims against Raila.
“When he was leaving, CID and intelligence officers knew he enjoyed VIP treatment and that is why they did not arrest him, which reminds us of the Artur brothers saga,” said Midiwo.
In Nyando, his family members claimed hired thugs were planning to attack them.
In the morning about 200 people demonstrated in Miguna’s hometown, Ahero, Kisumu County, claiming he had betrayed them. They later burnt his effigy after they were stopped from entering his home.