Miguna Miguna causes tension in NASA
Tension in NASA ahead of meeting
The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general has enjoyed a steady rise to fame for his open defiance against the government and his deportation to Canada.
At the center of the tension is succession politics with many who had hoped to succeed Odinga reportedly feeling threatened.
Miguna’s recent confrontation with state agencies that saw him deported to Canada reportedly grew his support base, with a section of opposition supporters seeing him as a possible heir to Odinga who went through almost similar confrontations with the state.
Odinga enjoys massive support in Nyanza, Western and other parts of the nation, something which a section of opposition politicians would wish to inherit.
Among those jostling to take inherit Odinga’s support base are Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka and Moses Wetangula who have declared interest in the 2022 presidential race.
The three however attracted a backlash from NASA supporters after they skipped Odinga’s ‘swearing in’, with a section of NASA supporters labelling them cowards.
Mombasa governor Hassan Joho stole the show during the event after he introduce Odinga to the crowd to take his ‘oath’ as the ‘People’s President’.
A section of opposition supporters saw Joho as the heir apparent and urged Odinga to anoint him as his successor.
Also understood to be in the race to inherit Odinga's support base in Nyanza is Siaya Senator James Orengo who is a close confidant of the NASA leader.
Meanwhile, the opposition coalition is scheduled to hold a meeting on Monday to deliberate on key issues affecting N ASA.
Musyoka's 'swearing in' and deliberations on mass action are believed to feature in the meeting.
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