Miguna's Plan to Surprise Uhuru in London

  • Self-styled National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader Miguna Miguna took to social media to reveal the surprise he was planning for President Uhuru Kenyatta who is expected in London, UK, on Monday, January 20, for the UK-Africa Investment Summit.

    Miguna urged Kenyans in the city to mobilise and protest against Uhuru, sharing addresses where he claimed the President would be staying.

    The lawyer has recently been on a mission to consolidate international support for his cause to return to Kenya as he accuses the Kenyan government of disobeying multiple court orders to facilitate his return to the country.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta shakes hands with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on March 17, 2017

    "Red Alert! Notice to all Patriots in London! Uhuru Kenyatta will be in London, UK, from January 20, 2020.

    "He will be shuttling between the Town House located at 66 Lowndes Square, Kensington and 10 Downing Street. Find him. Show him that No One is Above the Law!" Miguna wrote on Twitter.

    If successful, it would not be the first time supporters of Miguna staged a protest in London against Uhuru.

    While on his way to Chatham House to deliver a lecture on April 17, 2018, Uhuru encountered tens of protesters who accused him of violating human rights, particularly with the deportation of Miguna to Canada via Dubai on March 29, 2018.

    Uhuru received an invitation from UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to attend the UK-Africa Investment Summit which kicks off on Monday, January 20.

    Several other African leaders will be present at the event which is expected to bring together governments, businesses and international institutions to identify opportunities for partnership and economic growth on the continent.

    Ambassador Monica Juma confirmed that Uhuru would attend the event as she arrived in London ahead of the President for the summit.

    "Arrived in London, ahead of H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta who, at the invitation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will join other leaders for the Africa-UK investment summit on 20th January 2020," she wrote on Twitter.

    Miguna failed in two attempts to board flights to Nairobi from Frankfurt, Germany and Paris, France on January 7.

    The airlines, Lufthansa and Air France, both cited a request from the Kenyan government not to allow Miguna on the flights.

    Protesters demonstrate against President Uhuru Kenyatta outside Chatham House in London on April 17, 2018