The Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition deputy leader Martha Karua said President William Ruto owes controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna an apology and should lead in apologising to the lawyer.
Karua said that during an interview with an international media house just a few hours after Miguna Miguna landed in the country on Thursday after spending almost 5 years in exile.
The former Gichugu MP said Ruto was part of Miguna’s problems and should not think facilitating his return to the country clears him from his actions.
Kaura argued that when Miguna Miguna was deported by the Jubilee administration, Ruto was right in the middle of it as the deputy president and therefore should bear the burden of apology for former President Uhuru Kenyatta.
She said whatever happened to Miguna Miguna was a mistake and an atrocity, which she expected Ruto to apologise for on behalf of himself and Uhuru.
"What happened was a great mistake and atrocity by the government of Kenya of which the current president was a happy deputy president at that time," Karua said.
"It is an action that he cannot dissociate himself with. In fact, today, I would expect that he would have apologised to Miguna on his behalf and on behalf of the President who has just retired. It is their government that committed that atrocity.”
The former Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs also said Miguna Miguna’s deportation was unlawful and if she and her principal Raila Odinga won the recent presidential election, their administration would have allowed Miguna back to the country.
She added that Miguna would have been able to enjoy his rights and have his passport returned because their campaign was under the platform of the rule of law, and constitutionalism while noting she was going to be in charge of the constitutional matters and the rule of law.
"Our campaign was under the platform of the rule of law, constitutionalism and as many may recall, Raila Odinga had indicated that I would handle the docket on matters of the constitution and the rule of law. Miguna would have been able to enjoy his rights and have his passport returned," Karua, who was Odinga’s presidential running mate, stated.
Miguna arrived in the country on Thursday morning and headed straight to the Mashujaa Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens before joining the president and other distinguished guests for a luncheon at the State House, Nairobi.