Miguna Miguna

Miguna Miguna

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Toronto, Ontario

Lawyer | Human Rights Advocate & Political Activist

Miguna Miguna is a keynote speaker, human rights advocate & social justice activist, specializing in socio-political affairs, racial equality & discrimination. Dr. Miguna Miguna was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and also served as a senior adviser to former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga from 2009 to 2012. He has practiced law as an attorney, a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada for over 27 years.
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MIGUNA MIGUNA BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Miguna Miguna has practiced law in Ontario for more than 27 years in the areas of human rights, civil litigation, immigration, and criminal and constitutional law. Miguna overcame childhood grinding poverty and deprivations in Kenya where he was born and grew up. He managed to become a prominent student leader at the University of Nairobi from August 1986 to November 1987. However, his pro-democracy activism resulted in his detention without trial and expulsion from the university before he fled into exile and was granted asylum in Canada in 1988.

Between 1989-1994, he was the Coordinator of the Committee for Democracy in Kenya (CDK), an exile-based pro-democracy lobby group that successfully campaigned for the repeal of section 2A of the old Constitution that had made Kenya a de jure one party state. Between 2006 and 2009, Miguna served as a senior adviser and chief strategist for the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and its party leader, Raila Odinga. From 2009 to 2011, he was the senior adviser on coalition, constitutional and legal affairs to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kenya. Miguna also served as the Joint Secretary to the Permanent Committee on the Management of Grand Coalition Affairs. I represented the ODM and Mr. Odinga during the constitutional review process in addition to participating in other important functions of state and government.

Miguna is also a lawyer in Kenya and served as a Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Kenya from 2009 and 2012. Miguna’s weekly newspaper columns between 2007 to 2013 were independently ranked as the most popular in Kenya. Over his career, Miguna was also a national renowned commentator on cultural and socio-political affairs. He has published six books including his 2012 bestseller memoir, Peeling Back the Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya.

On January 30, 2018, Dr. Miguna Miguna swore in the former Prime Minister of Kenya, Raila Odinga, as the “People’s President”. Two days later the Kenyan regime blew up his house in Nairobi with explosives, abducted and detained him incommunicado despite numerous court orders directing that he be released unconditionally. On February 6, 2018, following a global outcry, Miguna was released and forced into exile. Upon his return to Kenya on March 26, 2018, he was once again detained, tortured, sedated, and flown to Dubai by the Kenyan regime while he was unconscious.

On December 14, 2018, the High Court of Kenya released a seminal judgment in Miguna’s favour that declared all the actions by the Government of Kenya against him illegal and a violation of his human and constitutional rights. Miguna was awarded damages and five senior Government officials were convicted for contempt of court order. However, despite this, the Government of Kenya continues to deny Miguna his right to return to Kenya.

Dr. Miguna Miguna has dedicated his life and practice to the struggle for racial and ethnic equality and justice. This struggle finds expression in the cases he has taken and causes he has championed in the past three decades. On March 17, 2018, he was invited to give a speech at Trinity College, University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom, titled, “Kenya’s Current Political Crisis”. He has also given a wide range of lectures, speeches, and interviews on the rule of law and democracy around the world. In 2018, he addressed huge gatherings in more than eight major cities in the United States of America and Europe including Berlin, London, Minneapolis, and Atlanta.

In 2020, Dr. Miguna Miguna won a seminal case at the Superior Court of Justice in which the court found that racism in commercial leasing in Ontario was a ground for granting the relief against forfeiture. In a unanimous decision at the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2021, Miguna won again when the court affirmed Justice Edward Morgan’s ground-breaking judgment. This case was widely reported, commented and analyzed by many leading scholars, lawyers, and journalists in well-known publications and journals. Miguna currently lives in forced exile in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and children. Dr. Miguna Miguna is a human rights, civil litigation, immigration, criminal and constitutional lawyer and activist that uses his powerful stories to help others understand what it is like growing up in a dictatorship with human rights violations.

Dr. Miguna Miguna obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, with distinction, in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Toronto in June 1990; a Juris Doctor (JD) from The Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in June 1993; and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree, with distinction, from The Osgoode Hall Law School in June 2001. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in February 1995 and as an Advocate in Kenya in 2008.In the 1990s, he coordinated the Committee for Democracy in Kenya, which fought for multi-party democracy and an end to one party dictatorship and detentions without trial in Kenya in 2008.

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