Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s former aide Miguna Miguna left the country on Monday night as a storm raged over his controversial book.
Accompanied by his wife and three children, Mr Miguna left aboard a KLM flight to the Netherlands that departed from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at around 11pm.
He flew out amid a furore raised by his book, Peeling Back The Mask: A Quest for Justice in Kenya, on his time as Mr Odinga’s advisor before the two fell out last year.
Kenya Airports Police Unit and immigration department officers said the Migunas told them they would be away for about a month.
On his Facebook page, Mr Miguna quashed speculation that he had fled the country. He said he left via JKIA which has police officers, immigration officers, the NSIS, and other State institutions. “Why did they not arrest me if I was in fact a fleeing fugitive?” he asked.