Flashy city lawyer Donald Kipkorir and controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna engaged in a heated Twitter war on Tuesday, with Mr Kipkorir accusing Mr Miguna of not having done enough for Kenya to worth “recognition”.
The tiff began, when Mr Kipkorir posted a picture of him and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, and captioned it: “Happy to meet Baba [Raila] today to thank him for what he has done and continues to do for Kenya.”
Mr Miguna disagreed with Mr Korir’s statement – that Mr Odinga has “done a lot for Kenya”; and he [Mr Miguna] did not shy away from expressing his gripe.
“A chauvinistic Jubilee Party buccaneer meeting a traitor; nothing refreshing.” Mr Miguna said, in response to Mr Kipkorir’s tweet.
A chauvinistic @JubileePartyK buccaneer meeting a traitor: nothing refreshing.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) June 19, 2018
Not taking Mr Miguna’s jibe lying down, Mr Kipkorir retorted: “On my Twitter today [Tuesday, June 19], you accused Baba [Raila] of being a traitor and me a Jubilee buccaneer. Let me answer you briefly. On Baba, you are not worthy to hold a candle to him. His sacrifices and patriotism to Kenya is unrivaled by anyone. On my part, I have never belonged to any political party. My only calling is law.
“When you [Mr Miguna] were deported I stood up for you, but you are a person with no soul, no gratitude. It seems abusing others gives you a rush.
“Unlike you, I don’t betray confidences. You break the very basic rule of the legal profession.
“Prostitutes don’t even betray their customers,” said Mr Kipkorir.
Mr. Kipkorir concluded his letter by telling Mr Miguna: “Kenya is better off without you.”
Open Letter To Miguna Miguna pic.twitter.com/TDhHvUCopm
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) June 19, 2018
Mr Miguna, known for his quick rebuttals, did not combatively respond to Mr Kipkorir’s tackle.
Mr Miguna, known for his Twitter wars with different politicians – in and outside government –, has often attracted criticism for “too much talk with zero action”.