Miguna to Bobi Wine: Stop comparing Kenya to Uganda
By Peter Ochieng
Lawyer Miguna Miguna has warned Uganda opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu known by his music stage name Bobi Wine, against comparing Kenya to Uganda.
Speaking to Citizen TV this week, Bobi wine who lost the Uganda presidential contest to the incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in 2021, said he was astonished by the fact that the internet was not switched off during the August 09, 2022 elections in Kenya.
He said Kenyan elections were conducted in a conducive environment, something that cannot be said about his Country during the 2021 elections when he lost to Museveni.
“I was astonished during Kenya’s election that the internet was still on. I didn’t see people being abducted or the military presence. I did not see the opponents of the incumbent under house arrest,” stated the National Unity Party (NUP) leader.
However, responding to Bobi Wine, Miguna Miguna said that the Kenyan polls were not smooth sailing as people may want to think.
Miguna reminded Bobi Wine that during the elections, innocent Kenyans were abducted and murdered, among them two Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officers.
“Innocent Kenyans were abducted, threatened and harassed including to IEBC returning officers who were murdered,” tweeted the General, as Miguna likes to be referred to.
“The Chair of IEBC and two commissioners were physically assaulted at the Bomas of Kenya. Stop this comparison between Kenya and Uganda,” he added.
Bomas of Kenya was the presidential elections tallying centre. Chaos broke out at the centre, shortly before IEBC Chairman Wanyonyi Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto the president-elect.
Later, Chebukati revealed that he was injured during the fracas, alongside other two IEBC commissioners and the poll body’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marjan Hussein Marjan.
As a result, during his swearing-in on September 13, 2022, President Ruto declared Chebukati the hero of the 2022 presidential elections.