Following his expulsion to Canada around four years ago, vocal lawyer Miguna Miguna accepted President William Ruto's apology on behalf of the Kenyan government.
On Saturday night, Miguna stated on Twitter that he had spoken with the president during his two-day visit to the Nyanza Region.
"In the early hours of this morning, H.E. William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces, apologised to me on behalf of himself and the Government for the abuse I had endured during the previous administration. I acknowledge your regret " He said.
Following his decision to appoint Raila Odinga as the "People's President" in the early months of 2018, just weeks after Uhuru and Raila revealed their handshake, the former president Uhuru Kenyatta's administration deported Miguna.
Miguna was outspoken in his criticism of Raila when he was in Canada and during the campaigns leading up to the elections on August 9th, while asserting that Ruto was more deserving of the presidency.
Miguna had hopes that Ruto would return home after his victory was upheld by the Supreme Court. On October 20, during Mashujaa Day celebrations, those hopes were realized when he arrived early and attended the event at Uhuru Gardens before joining other leaders for a luncheon at State House.
Miguna is one of several Nyanza Region leaders who have stated an interest in unseating Raila as the Luo leader and arguing that Raila ought to retire from active politics.In order to help Ruto's administration, he has also rallied other politicians, including former Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance member and Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero.
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