How husband to Uhuru's CS was forced to apologise after linking the President to Mungiki
Uhuru had threatened to sue CS's husband
As Juma's career has continued to shine under President Kenyatta, her husband, Prof Peter Kagwanja has also become an insider in the Jubilee circles as one of the public intellectuals defending the government policy.
However, the relationship between Prof Kagwanja and the President had not always been rosy.
In 2002 when Kagwanja actively supported Mwai Kibaki, he had penned an academic paper that accused Kenyatta of denouncing Mungiki but covertly supported them.
The statement in the publication would later form an integral part of the evidence presented against Kenyatta at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
"On March 3, 2002 a Mungiki fundraising in Nyahururu turned into a campaign rally for the young Uhuru Kenyatta as documented by Peter Kagwanja a scholar of Kenya’s history,” the prosecution told the judges.
Indeed when the current President agreed to testify at the ICC in 2011, one of the notable questions from then prosecutor Moreno Ocampo was on the claims made by Kagwanja.
"I have no idea what his sources are, and he is best suited to say why he believes so. He did not interview me when doing the article," Kenyatta stated.
One of the judges had gone ahead to question the then Deputy President if he had ever sued the author of the controversial article.
Kenyatta explained that it was the first time he had learnt of the claims made by Kagwanja but stated he would take the scholar to court.
After the testimony, Kagwanja accused Ocampo of misquoting his intellectual work and offered to testify in defence of the current President.
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