By Jim Bonnie
One would expect a man of Miguna’s stature to carry himself with dignity, respect for himself and others; and politesse at least in the public eye. But the son of Nyando â€“ a self decreed Mr. Right â€“ is essentially the reverse of what intellectuals, the public, his enemies, friends and even fools would suppose of him.
Pride is always an attitude flaunted prior to a fall. Miguna Miguna has fallen and in a hopeless and pitiable move to regain his lost glory â€“ if he had any by the way, has resorted to throwing the last kicks of a dying “donkey”. If you never knew, Miguna had, and still pretends to have, a catastrophic burning political dream of becoming either an MP, governor, Senator and he cheats himself of one day becoming the president of this country.
His vengeance towards Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga stems from the fact that he was kicked out of his beloved job of advising the Prime Minister on coalition affairs. Miguna held this post as his birth right. He felt bigger than everyone including the prime minister. His subordinates wobbled on his sight. The man who claims to be proud for being proud had his ego bruised to his balls when he was unceremoniously tripped off his job.
My interest is not in what made “Ja-Nyando” get fired. Nor do I want to lecture you on how he got fired. The fact is, the arrogant man got a “boot” of a lifetime. I want to delve on the behavior of this man in quest for justice and his hatred towards Hon. Raila Odinga. You will notice that since his sack, Miguna has made the prime minister his subject of talk, writing and even stage-managed interviews. Surely, when life gives you lemon, make lemonade.
After “Peeling back the mask” disappointed him, Miguna in haste, uncalculated, blind and convoluted move published another pamphlet in the name of a book all with the aim of stripping Raila “naked” on his evil deeds while in power. I don’t care what his second book was about. All I recall is a character called “Rayila” an imaginary character like the ones we watch in fiction movies.
After his friends and foes alike avoided his books like plague, he resorted to damaging Raila’s name through his column in The Star. I agree with Niccolo Machiavelli when he said that “if you have to injure your enemy, let it be severe such that his revenge will be minimal”. That is what happened to Miguna.
He was severely bruised by the sack such that his numerous attempts to hit Raila below the belt have always been in vain. In fact, it seems this man has sworn to make bread out of Raila’s name that he pretends to abhor. If not how do you explain a situation where he invested his hard earned money into publishing two “books” all about one person?
Then after suffering losses in this venture, he resorted to attacking the premier in his hate enriched articles disguised as opinion pieces. He rarely fails to mention Raila Odinga’s name in his articles even if the subject is about love. Which begs the question, does Miguna really hate Raila? Or is he taking the hate too far?
Methink Miguna has noticed that Raila is a big industry and is therefore using his name to fill his pockets. Perhaps, he may get fired again if he changes the topic. Who knows? I know Miguna would be quick to quote the constitution to ascertain that he has all the right to do whatever he wishes.
I don’t want to infringe on your rights barrister. You can hate Raila as much as you want but, let me tell you that it’s getting smelly. Your attitude leads us to question what you were doing in school and we would be quick to second a psychiatrist for you pro bono.
It is worth noting that when you hate someone, their respect doesn’t go away. I wonder why Miguna has of late been referring to Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga as Mr. Raila in those hate filled articles. The repeat of “Mr. Raila” is so prominent such that they portray the writer as a man advancing personal grievances in the pretext of fighting injustice, corruption, impunity and a chain of imaginary ills.
Miguna Miguna should have known long time ago that attacking Raila is like placing your finger on the trigger while pointing the gun at yourself. He is always at war. If Miguna is smart as he claims, he should explain to us why he lost in a nomination for Nyando parliamentary seat in ODM party whose leader he was advising in 2007.
If he is courageous and tough as he prides himself to be, he should offer us an explanation why he bowed out of the Nairobi gubernatorial race in 2013. Was it out of cowardice? Methink so! Or was the Ontario University alumni too broke to finance a campaign? Anyway this doesn’t bother me so much because he can never win any elective seat and he should respect people like Hon. Raila Odinga who have on multiple elections been elected and still enjoys massive support across the country.
He should therefore stop acting like a jilted wife. Hon. Raila is not his husband. Political acceptance, relevance and fame is not sought and earned through hatemongering and smear campaign. He should accept the fact that we have biting issues we need to deal with in this country. These can never be achieved through personal vendetta and spreading malice like Miguna is doing.
Miguna should come clean and tell us who are behind him in this hate campaign against Hon. Raila Odinga. Spreading falsehood and character assassination would not add Miguna Miguna “bonga points”.
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