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Miguna back as PM Odinga's advisor

Wednesday December 28 2011

The suspension of Miguna Miguna as Prime Minister Raila Odinga's advisor has been lifted December 29, 2011. AFP

The suspension of Miguna Miguna as Prime Minister Raila Odinga's advisor has been lifted December 29, 2011. AFP 

By NATION Reporter

The Prime Minister’s adviser on coalition affairs, Mr Miguna Miguna, has been given his old job back after the conclusion of misconduct investigations.

In a brief statement on Wednesday, Mr Raila Odinga’s Chief of Staff Caroli Omondi said his suspension had been lifted and he was required to resume his duties ‘with immediate effect.’

Mr Miguna’s role entails shaping the PM’s position on the Constitution and relationship with coalition partners. (READ: Miguna Miguna: A man loved and loathed in equal measure)

While conveying Mr Odinga’s decision to lift the suspension of Mr Miguna, Mr Omondi revealed that he would be paid his salaries and outstanding allowances in full and that all pending cases on his suspension will be terminated, subject to necessary court notifications.

“Other aspects of this matter will be dealt with internally in accordance with the established rules and procedures on human resource management of the Public Service.”
What he had to say

Contacted, Mr Miguna said his reinstatement was clear indication that he had been vindicated of all the allegations against him. (READ: Raila kicks out key aide)

He, however, said he will take time to ‘analyse, digest and fully understand’ the move before he makes any further comment on the matter.

His appointment comes barely two weeks after Mr Odinga appointed prominent lawyer and legal commentator Paul Mwangi to be his adviser on legal affairs. (READ: Lawyer Mwangi appointed to replace Miguna)

Mr Miguna, an abrasive lawyer, was dramatically suspended from duty without pay in August after he was accused of ‘gross misconduct’.

‘This includes harassing, intimidating and using abusive language against his colleagues in the office’ said the accusations.

He was further accused of misrepresenting the PM’s Office.