Exiled agitator legal representative Miguna Miguna has established that he will come back to the country in November after booking a flight from Toronto, Canada to Nairobi.
According to Miguna, who holds dual citizenship for Kenya and Canada, he is programmed to land in the country in the morning of November 16, 2021.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, I have used my Kenya Passport that Despot Uhuru Kenyatta perforated in February 2018 to book my flight to Kenya, scheduled to arrive in the morning of November 16, 2021 at the JKIA. Let no one claim that I have used any other passport,” Miguna tweeted on Friday.
Miguna was first deported in February 2018 after swearing in Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018. His passport was held by authorities at the time.
On February 28, 2018 Justice Chacha Mwita ordered the government to present Miguna’s passport to the High Court and also allow him unrestricted access into the country.
The court correspondingly condensed an earlier order by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i that had sought to invalidate the lawyer’s citizenship and authenticate his compulsory deport.
On 26 March, the same year, Miguna attempted to return to the country only to be denied access at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by government officials. He was in the same way purportedly apprehended by authorities for three days.
He was later deported to Dubai, a course the lawyer claims he doesn’t remember since he was deadened. This happened even with a court order issued on the same day by Justice George Odunga barring the government from compellingly removing him from the country.
The deliberate discount of decrees made by the High Court in regards to Miguna’s return to the country has seen former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga declare to fly to Toronto next month and escort the exiled lawyer on his flight back to the country.
“I am also seeking out Kenyan journalists who will accompany me on this historic journey. I have taken this extraordinary step for two fundamental reasons. The first is because of the continued, flagrant and reprehensible defiance of the Government of Kenya, its agencies and senior officials, against the numerous valid court orders in favour of Mr Miguna.,” Willy Mutunga said in a statement.
“The second reason why I have decided to undertake this journey is to support and defend the independence of our judiciary, its authority, and the people’s confidence in it. Roll call of gross injustices, impunity, and subversion of the constitution and the rule of law.”