|Real Name/Full Name||Joshua Miguna wuod (son of) Miguna|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Miguna Miguna|
|Birth Place:||Magina Village, Nyando, Kisumu County|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||31 December 1963|
|Age/How Old:||58 years old|
|Parents Name:||Father – Miguna |
Mother – Unknown
|School:||Apondo Primary School |
Njiiris High School
|College:||University of Nairobi |
Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Jane Miguna Tracey Wynter Miguna|
|Kids/Children Name:||Atieno Miguna, Biko Miguna, Sure Miguna, Achieng Miguna,and Anyango Miguna|
|Profession:||Lawyer, Barrister, Solicitor, and Author|
|Net Worth:||$5 Million|
|Last Updated:||January 2022|
Miguna Miguna is a renowned Canadian Lawyer, Solicitor, Barrister, and Author whose fame and popularity is based in Kenya, which is his native country. Miguna Miguna mainly got his popularity following the controversial ‘swearing in’ of the opposition leader, Raila Odinga, after the 2017 Kenyan General elections.
Following this, Miguna Miguna got deported back to Canada by the Kenyan government. He, himself, believes and describes himself as, “a visionary and committed revolutionary Pan-Africanist who believes in and is committed to a more equal, accountable and transparent governance.”
Let’s have a quick review of the biography, early life, personal life, professional career, and the net worth of Miguna Miguna in 11th January 2022
Biography and Early Life
Miguna Miguna was born on 31 December 1963 in Magina Village, Nyando, Kisumu County. His full birth name is Joshua Miguna woudMiguna. Wold is his native dialect which means ‘son of’. His father’s name is Miguna which led him to get two similar last names that he has taken pride in.
The father of Miguna Miguna died before his birth while his mother was pregnant with him for 6 months. As a result, Miguna Miguna got raised by a single mother together with his 6 siblings. He got raised together with his siblings in Magina Village.
Miguna Miguna is a well-educated man who attended the Apondo Primary School in Ahero for his primary education. Following his hard work, he got enrolled at Njiiris High School in Muranga for his High School education.
Miguna Miguna proceeded with his education by joining the higher learning institutions after his high school studies at the University of Nairobi. At the University of Nairobi, he served as an editor in the campus newspaper and became a student leader as a Finance Secretary between 1986 and 1987.
He pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy while at the University of Nairobi. During the time he got elected as a student leader, he had several run-ins with the Moi regime, which led to his arrest and detention in November 1987.
He then fled to Tanzania and then to Swaziland and thereafter got refuge in Canada. While in Canada, he joined the University of Toronto, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy in 1990.
Miguna later received his Juris Doctor (JD) from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 1993 and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2001.
Personal Life: First Wife, Wife, Children, etc.
Talking of his personal life, Miguna Miguna is a married man. His wife is known as Jane Miguna. Nevertheless, JaneMiguna is not the first wife as his first wife is known as Tracey Wynter.
Miguna Miguna started having a relationship with Tracey Wynter in 1995, with which they got blessed with 2 children. The relationship with Tracey Wynter ended in January 1998. Miguna Miguna visited Kenya for some errands of buying land in the Migori area, among others.
In this period, he met his childhood friend, Anthony Ochieng, who introduced him to Jane, who ended up being his second wife. They started a relationship and later got married in August 2000 through traditional customary marriage. Jane then joined Miguna in Canada as a permanent resident.
The couple got blessed with fraternal twins as their firstborn on 1 September 2001. Later on 11 April 2003, they got blessed with another daughter.
The names of the Miguna Miguna’s children from both marriages are Atieno Miguna, Biko Miguna, Sure Miguna, Achieng Miguna,and Anyango Miguna.
Miguna Miguna got the shaping of his career while at the University of Nairobi when he recognized how he loved politics as he championed multi-party democracy in Kenya. In the year 1988 to 1994, he served as the Coordinator for the Committee for Democracy in Kenya (CDK). During his stay in Canada, he articled at the Civil Rights Law Firm of Charles Roach in Toronto and returned to Kenya in 2008 when he got admitted to the Kenyan Bar.
On his return, he contested for primaries on ODMs nomination in Nyando constituency. He lost the nominations but was in the ODM’s campaign team for the 2007 general election. In March 2009, he got appointed as the senior adviser of Prime Minister Raila Odinga on coalition affairs.
He got suspended without pay for gross misconduct in August 2011 though the decision got lifted in December 2011 though Miguna rejected the reinstatement.
In 2012, he launched his first memoir titled Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya. The book was to expose Raila Odinga as a charlatan and hence enhanced protests by Raila’s supporters.
He terminated his membership at ODM in September 2012 and announced his candidacy for the Nairobi County Governor in the 2013 gubernatorial elections coming in as an independent candidate. However, he cancelled his candidacy and released another memoir titled Kidneys for the King: Deforming the Status Quo in Kenya.
Miguna Miguna endorsed Uhuru Kenyatta for the 2013 presidential elections as an act of rejecting his former political boss. Miguna declared to vie for the position of the Governor for Nairobi in March 2016 as an independent candidate. He, however, did not concede defeat despite him coming 4th in the 2017 Nairobi gubernatorial elections held 8 August 2017.
The presidential elections were repeated following the Supreme Court of Kenya’s nullification of the elections. Other elections got held in October 2017. Uhuru Kenyatta with Willliam Ruto still won the repeat presidential elections. However, the opposition did not concede defeat through which Miguna Miguna became one of the most outspoken advocates in these elections, becoming one of the stern critics to the Kenyatta administration.
As the National Resistance Movement leader, Miguna Miguna administered an oath of office to Raila Odinga on a mock swearing ceremony. Raila Odinga proclaimed himself as ‘The people’s president.’
The government shut down all television and radio broadcasts and arrested Miguna Miguna and TJ Kajwang, who witnessed the ceremony. He was aligned to court for treason, and his Kenyan passport seized, after which he was forced out of the country. Fred Matiang’I said that his Kenyan passport was issued irregularly as he never disclosed his Canadian citizenship on applying for a Kenyan passport in 2009.
He tried to return to Kenya, but agents from the Kenyatta regime refused despite the multiple valid court orders. He got detained in the airport incommunicado for 3 days, tortured, and was returned to Dubai forcibly.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Miguna Miguna in 2022
Miguna Miguna has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from the fortunes he has made as a lawyer together with his political career. Acting as the then prime minister’s chief adviser, Raila Odinga, also played a great role in his net worth. Furthermore, Miguna Miguna is an author with several political memoirs from which he has also made earnings.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Miguna has 6 published books
- He served as the senior adviser and chief strategist for the ODM between 2006 and 2009
- His most remembered phrase is Come Baby Come
Miguna Miguna is one of the most controversial political activists who has detested the government of Kenya and its regime. He has always released controversial statements detesting the leadership. He faced much resistance in getting back to Kenya following the deportation from Kenya by the Kenyan government, claiming that he is not a Kenyan citizen.