Renowned Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has announced that he’ll be vying for the Nairobi Governorship in the by-election set for next year.
In a tweet on Saturday night, Miguna noted that after consulting, and being a Kenyan citizen with all the required qualifications, he had decided to declare his interest in the seat left vacant after the impeachment of Mike Sonko.
“Having received competent legal advice from @waikwawanyoike on Dec. 19, 2020, I, Miguna Miguna, a Kenyan citizen by birth and registered voter in Nairobi, hereby declare my candidature for the position of Governor of Nairobi in the upcoming by-election. Volunteers are welcomed,” he tweeted.
If actualized, this will be his second bid for governorship. In 2017, he contested for the gubernatorial seat as an independent candidate but was defeated by Sonko who garnered over 800,000 votes.
Sonko was last week impeached by the Senate, and if he does not successfully petition the impeachment in court, Nairobi residents will have a by-election in the next 60 days which is around mid-February 2021.
Many are eagerly waiting to see how Miguna will actualize his bid since he was deported to Canada in 2018, and his efforts to return to the country have been futile.