Controversial lawyer and politician Miguna Miguna has showered kudos to university students who tried to disrupt President Yoweri Museveni’s public lecture at Kenyatta University.
The students came out in crowds and tried to stop Museveni’s lecture but they were teargassed by heavily equipped police officers who had been deployed to secure the venue.
The former Nairobi county gubernatorial aspirant took to his Facebook page to congratulate the comrades.
In a contradictory stance, nevertheless, the combative barrister noted the students’ actions could also be an act of cowardice because it was directed to a foreign president yet they had done nothing to protest against poor leadership by local leaders.
“Bravo Kenyatta University patriots for chasing away Yoweri Kaguta Museveni today. However, the best news is when patriots publicly chase away their despots – Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, Raila Odinga and William Samoei Ruto – otherwise, today’s occurrence would be an act of cowardice. Kenyans must deal with their local despots before bothering with foreign ones,” said Miguna.
Some of the KU students who had gathered heavily armed with their weapons of protest inducing but not limited to rotten eggs were forced to retreat as the teargas became too much to bear.
The institution was forced to cancel exams that were listed for Friday, March 29, to allow for Museveni’s public lecture.
Before the lecture, human rights activist Boniface Mwangi had asked the students to disrupt Museveni’s function to show their disgust towards the president’s dictatorial leadership.
The 74-year-old president has governed Uganda for the past 33 years and has already stated his interest to vie in 2021.
Whereas the father of four is credited for stabilising the once-wobbly East African nation after a series of multiple coups, his style of leadership has been brought into sharp focus.