Miguna was Broke and even Begged me for Money-Raila
Miguna was paid by NSIS to write a book- RAILA
Sunday July 29, 2012 – Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said the National Security Intelligence Service (NSIS) paid his former aide Miguna Miguna, to write a book in order to block him from ascending to the presidency.
The Premier said the spy agency and his political competitors had encouraged and funded Mr Miguna Miguna to write a book aimed at damaging his character with the sole aim of stopping his campaign for State House.
In a special interview with our journalists, Raila described the allegations in the book as cooked up, saying the primary objective was to assassinate his character.
“The book is sponsored by anti -reform forces, the NSIS and my opponents. It is just a campaign tool. That is why I have decided to give it a contempt card,” Raila said.
“It is the work of anti -reform forces. I have been associated with reforms and they know that if you target Raila then you will kill the reform dream,” he added.
Raila said the corruption claims made by Miguna Miguna were unlikely to injure his presidential dream. He said the book contained no material evidence linking him to any malfeasance except slander whose shelf lives is too short.
“Hit at my character, pull me down and kill the reform dream but I will still be the fourth president of Kenya,” he said.
Miguna’s book Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya accuses the PM of corruption and nepotism, among other things. It paints the PM’s office as a den of corruption and a place where underhand deals are rampant and generally condoned. The Premier is also projected as an iron fisted man who favours his relatives for State jobs.
NSIS is headed by brigadier Michael Gichangi who is among President Kibaki most trusted advisers.