• Bobi Wine who had appeared for an interview at a local TV station had lauded Kenya for having a peaceful election.
• He appeared to criticise the Ugandan president for not allowing the same in the neighbouring country
Legal expert Miguna Miguna is up in arms with Uganda's opposition leader Bobi Wine for comparing Kenya to Uganda.
Bobi Wine who had appeared for an interview at a local TV station had lauded Kenya for having a peaceful election even as he appeared to criticise Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni for not allowing the same in the neighbouring country.
"I was astonished during Kenya’s election that the internet was still on, I didn’t see people being abducted or military presence. I did not see the opponents of the incumbent under house arrest," Bobi Wine said in the interview on Thursday.
But in a rejoinder, Miguna dismissed the notion saying Kenya experienced illegal activities during the August 9, polls.
Miguna singled out the murder of IEBC officials and the physical assault that was meted on the IEBC commissioners on the day elections results were being announced.
"Innocent Kenyans were abducted, threatened, and harassed, including two IEBC returning officers who were murdered. The chair of IEBC and two commissioners were physically assaulted at the Bomas of Kenya. Stop this comparison between Kenya and Uganda!"
Uganda has had a checkered political history since independence.
Bobi Wine, who vied for presidency in the January of 2021, alleged rigging of elections after the country's election body announced Museveni as the winner.
After the casting of the votes, the opposition chief was put under house arrest over what the government termed as move to tame violence from occurring.