Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Why we love to hate Miguna Miguna

Nicodemus Minde
Miguna Miguna is the man of the moment. His name has been trending in the social media all over Kenya. The hash tag #comebabycome which was the phrase he used when launching his book on Saturday 14th July saying that he was not afraid of being sued was trending on twitter the whole of yesterday. Miguna Miguna is a man who loves pomp and color, we can all tell from his dressing anyway. He loves to talk big, he loves attention, he loves himself. I have read a few chapters of his book, the pronoun 'I' has been used in almost every sentence. Listening to him in the few interviews he has carried after the launch of his book, its vivid that he is a man full of himself. Sarah Elderkin, who serves as a media consultant for the Orange Democratic Movement and a close friend to Prime Minister Raila Odinga, of whom the book is all about has come out with 'a right of reply' to the allegations leveled against the PM in the book. She has described Miguna as a man with full of himself. There were even demos in his home turf of Nyando led by area MP Fred Outa. The people were calling for his blood. There are those who have received the book well and would like to know more about the allegations leveled.

Despite all the innuendos and counter accusations leveled on the man Miguna, I think it is imperative for us to question the motives of the man. For a man who was a close associate to the PM, a chief strategist and adviser as he would love to put it, it is quite intriguing why he has decided to come out and soil the reputation of the Raila Odinga. Miguna Miguna is aggrieved over something, or is a man under a certain mission. I looked at him at the launch of his book, he was bitter to say the least. He was angry, agitated and was speaking with a tone of vengeance. We cannot dispute his oratory and command of language, both spoken and written. He seems an educated man. Despite all this, he should understand that education comes with humility, self control and reason. He says he did philosophy during his time at University of Nairobi. Philosophy teaches us to approach our intentions and actions with reason, tact and care. It also teaches us to understand human actions through such fields as metaphysics and with epistemological explanations. Miguna has shown that he lacks all these fundamental tenets of the discipline of philosophy. 

Miguna has now left the country for Canada after having uttered rancorously '#comebabycome'. Lets see what he has for us next.   


     

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