The Boy Who Became Miguna
He was born shortly after Kenya attained her independence from colonial rule and says that by grade three, he had already developed his life’s motto: “Education for Life; Justice, Truth and Equality for Ever!” Miguna says that getting involved in student government was his way of staying sane. He has certainly become quite the controversial icon in recent months.
In his own words, “I regret the fact that we, Africans, allowed ourselves to be thoroughly brainwashed, indoctrinated and alienated from ourselves to the extent that in this twenty first century, we still treat each other as if we don’t value our lives at all. I regret that we continue to behave as if Caucasians are gods and we are animals.”
He has become an increasingly hot topic after the release of his book, ‘Peeling Back the Mask’ where he uncovers secrets of the coalition government. He will be at the Storymoja Hay Festival from the 13th to the 16th discussing his life and delving into the boy who became Miguna. The festival will be at the Nairobi National Museum.
“I consider myself, at the core, a full human being. I am also a revolutionary Pan Africanist and a humanist. in fundamental positive changes that would eradicate poverty, homelessness, inequity, inequality, underdevelopment, and treatable diseases like malaria and typhoid from the African continent.” Miguna says on his website www.migunamiguna.com