The video dates back to 2012 when Miguna faced hostility while promoting his book in Mombasa.
A Facebook post claiming to show a video of lawyer Miguna Miguna being chased by Kisumu residents in October 2022 is FALSE.
“Miguna Miguna chased by Kisumu residents,” the text accompanying the video reads.
In the video, rowdy youths are seen invading Miguna’s press conference at a hotel and forcing him out.
The group is heard chanting anti-Miguna slogans and demanding that he should leave.
“We want you to go. Ingia kwa gari [get in the car],” the group chants repetitively.
Due to the charged nature of the situation, police are forced to step in, after which Miguna is taken back to the hotel until calm is restored.
But, did the incident happen in Kisumu?
We performed a keyword search on YouTube and established that the video dates back to 2012 and not October 2022 as alleged.
The video was taken in Mombasa when Miguna faced hostility as he promoted his book, Peeling Back the Mask.
It is reported that the violence meted out on Miguna could have been a result of the excerpts from his book attacking former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Miguna, who had been exiled in Canada since February 2018, made his return to the country in October 2022.
After his return, he visited Kisumu — his home county — for a prayer service.
Contrary to the claim we are debunking, there was no report of violence during Miguna’s Kisumu tour.
PesaCheck has investigated a Facebook post claiming to show a video of lawyer Miguna Miguna being chased by Kisumu residents in October 2022 and finds it to be FALSE.
This post is part of an ongoing series of PesaCheck fact-checks examining content marked as potential misinformation on Facebook and other social media platforms.
By partnering with Facebook and similar social media platforms, third-party fact-checking organisations like PesaCheck are helping to sort fact from fiction. We do this by giving the public deeper insight and context to posts they see in their social media feeds.
The article was approved for publication by PesaCheck managing editor Doreen Wainainah.