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Academic and Professional Background of Miguna Miguna

Early life and career.

Miguna Miguna was born in Magina village,kisumu county. He attended Apondo primary school in Magina village Nyando before proceeding to the prestigious Nyiri school in Murang'a for his High School and then the University of Nairobi. Where he became a student leader in 1986 and 1987. He was detained by the Moi regime and expelled from the University in 1987 for championing multi-party democracy in kenya.

Upon his release he fled to the neighbouring Tanzania on foot where he was granted asylum by the UNHCR, staying there briefly before being granted asylum in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Subsequently,he was granted permanent political asylum in Canada in 1988 where he continued to pursue his higher education.

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science and philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1990 and thereafter studied Law at Osgoode Hall Law school of York University in Toronto, obtaining a Juris Doctorate degree in 1993. He obtained a master of Laws.(LLM) from the Osgoode Hall Law school of York University in 2001.

Miguna served as the coordinate for the committee for Democracy in kenya (CDK) from 1988 to 1994. He articled at the civil Rights law firm of Charles Roach(Roach Schwartz and Associates) in Toronto setting up his law practices where he stayed until 2007 when he returned to Kenya. He was admitted to the kenya Bar in 2008.

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