Migori elders, in-laws demand govt to allow Miguna in Kenya to mourn father-in-law

Miguna Miguna father in law Mzee Benson Omollo Awange

By MN Reporter

Migori county elders and in-laws of self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) general Miguna Miguna have demanded government to accord him safe entry in Kenya.

This comes after Miguna lost his father in law, barely a week to his highly anticipated return to Kenya.

Mzee Benson Omollo Awange, a renowned teacher in Migori county, passed on in the wee hours of Wednesday as he was being rushed to hospital  after an acute heart attack.

His eldest son Leonard Ochieng told Migori News that mwalimu had spent a festive season with his family and his father complained of a severe chest pain prompting them to rush the old man to St Joseph Ombo Mission hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

“We were woken up by mom at midnight that mzee had developed breathing complications and a severe chest pain. We rushed him to hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.” he said.

Ochieng’ now called on government to consider allowing Miguna back in Kenya without

Miguna plans to return to Kenya on January 7.

“We will not allow this continued harrasment of our brother in law. We want him. To be allowed back into the county so that he can be part of the burial plans for our late father,” said Ochieng.

Miguna on Thursday took to social media to express the shock.

“Mourning my father-in-law Mzee Benson Omolo Awange who passed suddenly in Migori Town, at around 12:30am on January 2, 2020. My heartfelt condolences to my mother-in-law, wife, Jane and Eunice, Ochieng’, Gwayo, Judy and Awuor. May your soul rest in eternal peace,” Miguna tweeted.

Miguna Miguna, acxording to the government had ‘denounced his Kenyan  citizenship promoting his dramatic deportation in February 2018.