Exiled lawyer and politician Miguna Miguna has resigned as a member of the Thirdway Alliance Party.
In a letter sent to the party on Sunday, 15th August, Miguna said that his resignation was effective immediately.
He requested the party to remove his name from its membership list and communicate the same to the Registrar of Political Parties.
“This is to advise you that effective immediately, I have resigned as a member of the Thirdway Alliance Kenya party. Consequently, you are requested to forthwith remove my name from your membership list and communicate the same to the Registrar of Political Parties,” said Miguna.
“I thank the Thirdway Alliance Kenya team, especially Miruru Waweru, Angela Mwikali, and Elias Mutuma for their support and commitments to good governance.”
Miguna dismissed claims that he was joining the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), Jubilee, Amani National Congress (ANC), Ford Kenya, or Kanu.
“No. I’m not joining UDA-Kenya, The ODM Party, Jubilee Party, ANC Party, Ford-Kenya, Kanu, or any other personal outfits masquerading as political parties but whose operations are not undergirded by a progressive ideology and genuine commitment for transformation. The struggle continues. Viva!”
His resignation comes few days after the party expelled its national chairman, Daniel Miruru Waweru, and Deputy Party Leader Angela Mwikali over alleged gross misconduct and indiscipline.
Others who were kicked out of the party include National Women’s Leader Giovanna Bunei and Deputy Youth Leader Joan Lagat.
In January 2021, Thirdway Alliance had picked Miguna Miguna as its nominee for the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election.
Miguna has been living in Canada since his deportation in 2018, after administering an oath in Nairobi to ODM leader Raila Odinga as the “people’s president”.