#FreeMigunaMigunaNow Has Kenyans Split Over Whether a Controversial Lawyer Should Be Released From Prison
Miguna Miguna was arrested last week in connection to his role in Raila Odinga's swearing in ceremony.
Kenyan political activist and controversial lawyer, Miguna Miguna was arrested last week in connection to his role in presiding over the makeshift "swearing-In" of Raila Odinga as the "people's president."
After spending the weekend in jail depite an initial court order, it appears Miguna is still being held in contempt. Judge Luka Kimaru of the High Court asked authorities to allow Miguna to appear in court on Friday, but police officers did not comply and failed to produce Miguna for his court appearance.
According to Miguna's lawyer Edwin Sifuna, he suffered an asthma attack while in police custody and was refused medical attention. "We are fearing for the life of Miguna. Is he alive? Is he dead? Is he in a hospital," asked his lawyer during the court appearance.
Now, many Kenyans are divided about whether or not Miguna should be releases. While some believe that he is being held unlawfully and should be released immediately, others are pointing out some of Miguna's past offenses as reason for him to remain in police custody.
Many on the social media are sharing their thoughts with the hashtag #FreeMigunaMigunaNow.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet has once again been ordered to produce Miguna for a hearing at 9 AM on Tuesday. We'll have to wait and see if he delivers this time around, and what the Kenyan people will have to say about it.