Lawyer and activist Miguna Miguna has shared details of his visit to Kisumu amid reports of a looming supremacy battle in the Nyanza region.
Miguna will be returning to his ancestral home on Friday, October 28, after more than four years in forced exile in Canada.
In a statement, the outspoken barrister said his tour will begin with a prayer service at ACK Maseno East Church in Ahero Town at around 4:00 pm.
Miguna's Kenya Airways flight from Nairobi to Kisumu International Airport is scheduled to land at 3:00 pm.
"After arriving in Kisumu today, Friday, October 28th, we will proceed to the ACK Maseno East Church in Ahero Town for prayers at 4 PM. See you!" Miguna said.
fter arriving in Kisumu TODAY, Friday, October 28th, we will proceed to the ACK Maseno East Church in Ahero Town for PRAYERS at 4 PM. See you!— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) October 28, 2022
The visit comes days after he implored ODM party leaders not to mobilize youths to interrupt his homecoming ceremony amid reports of threats to disrupt his event, following his controversial remarks on 'liberating the Luo Nation' from long-serving opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The lawyer said on Wednesday his trip to Kisumu is an act of peace, emotional and physical restoration.
Miguna beseeched leaders who are influential in the region to assure him of calm during the visit to his ancestral home.
The firebrand lawyer stated that the main aim of his trip is to mourn his family members who died during his time in exile.
"Going home, especially for a person who has been forcefully exiled for 5 years, is not an act of war. It is an act of peace, emotional and physical restoration. To ODM goons: Please don't mobilize unemployed youth to stone me on Friday. I'm going to mourn my family members," Miguna stated.
Warm welcome for Miguna
A host of Nyanza leaders including elders from Nyando, former MPs, senators and MCAs in Nyanza are expected to receive Miguna at Kisumu airport.
According to sources in the know, former Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma and former Kisumu Senator Fred Outa are expected to lead a host of Luos allied to President William Ruto to welcome Miguna home.
They also plan to address roadside rallies or to make stopovers to greet the people in Kisumu city, Rabuor, and Ahero markets on their way to the Onjiko home.
A number of traditional and religious rituals, the sources said, will be performed before Miguna makes what his handlers claim will be a ‘big political statement.’
The former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate's visit to Kisumu will coincide with Raila's return to the county.
Raila is on a holiday tour in India and is expected to be back in Nyanza to grace a number of social and political functions both in his backyard and in Nairobi.
Sources privy to his return shows that Raila will fly on Friday and then head straight to his Bondo home turf to attend the burial of his Wife Ida’s bodyguard, who was murdered on October 14.
In a past statement, Miguna said he was allowed to travel to Kenya after the Ruto-led government issued him with a new passport and lifted red alerts imposed against him by the previous administration.
The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general was forced out of the country in February 2018 after taking part in the controversial swearing-in of Raila as the 'people's president' following the disputed 2017 election.