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Miguna expected back from Canada on Wednesday

7 days ago, 00:23

By: Walter Menya

Lawyers representing self-declared NRM general Miguna Miguna could be heading to court on Wednesday, the same day he is expected to arrive from Canada.

The decision to go to court follows a letter by the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Immigration, Mr Gordon Kihalangwa, to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) that the department would neither issue Mr Miguna with a passport nor buy him an air  ticket as ordered by the court.

“We have been talking with the lawyers (for Mr Miguna) and we understand they are going to court on Thursday on the basis of Kihalangwa’s letter, which, in effect, says the government is still not keen on letting him back. So they will be asking for fresh directions and orders from the court,” KNCHR Vice-Chairman George Morara said.

KENYAN CITIZENSHIP

But when approached, Ms Julie Soweto, one of Mr Miguna’s lawyers, told the Nation:  “I am not commenting on any issue touching on Mr Miguna right now.”

Maj Gen (rtd) Kihalangwa last week told the KNCHR that Mr Miguna will be given a passport only if he applies afresh for Kenyan citizenship, an assertion that has been challenged by the KNCHR and Mr Miguna’s lawyers.

“The department cannot issue Mr Miguna with a valid Kenyan passport as he has not made any application for the same. Moreover, and without prejudice, we reiterate that Mr Miguna has to regain his Kenyan citizenship before being issued with a Kenyan passport,” Maj Gen Kihalangwa says in the letter dated May 10.

But last week Mr Morara termed the position taken by the Immigration Department “embarrassing and unfortunate.”

“The court orders were very clear and they still remain clear and they have not been vacated. The orders were such that the Immigration Department, and even the police, were to facilitate his return,” said Mr Morara.

DEPORTEDTWICE

Mr Miguna announced that he will be returning on Wednesday from Canada after the government deported him twice.  

“May 16, 2018, my return date to my motherland is now engraved on granite. Thanks patriots, #NRMKe comrades, colleagues like Stuart Russell, for keeping the flame alive. We shall triumph,” he tweeted.

Mr Miguna has claimed that during his latest deportation on March 29, government officials “brutalised, tortured, sedated and forced” him into exile.

On the eve of his expected return, a lot of things including his itinerary still remained unclear.

“We are not getting any leads on the matter. Of course we are still keen on obeying the court orders and we will be writing to KAA for the facilitation like we did the other time,” said Mr Morara.

KNCHR asks the government to buy air ticket for the deported lawyer.


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Miguna expected back from Canada on Wednesday

7 days ago, 00:23

By: Walter Menya

Lawyers representing self-declared NRM general Miguna Miguna could be heading to court on Wednesday, the same day he is expected to arrive from Canada.

The decision to go to court follows a letter by the Principal Secretary in the State Department of Immigration, Mr Gordon Kihalangwa, to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) that the department would neither issue Mr Miguna with a passport nor buy him an air  ticket as ordered by the court.

“We have been talking with the lawyers (for Mr Miguna) and we understand they are going to court on Thursday on the basis of Kihalangwa’s letter, which, in effect, says the government is still not keen on letting him back. So they will be asking for fresh directions and orders from the court,” KNCHR Vice-Chairman George Morara said.

KENYAN CITIZENSHIP

But when approached, Ms Julie Soweto, one of Mr Miguna’s lawyers, told the Nation:  “I am not commenting on any issue touching on Mr Miguna right now.”

Maj Gen (rtd) Kihalangwa last week told the KNCHR that Mr Miguna will be given a passport only if he applies afresh for Kenyan citizenship, an assertion that has been challenged by the KNCHR and Mr Miguna’s lawyers.

“The department cannot issue Mr Miguna with a valid Kenyan passport as he has not made any application for the same. Moreover, and without prejudice, we reiterate that Mr Miguna has to regain his Kenyan citizenship before being issued with a Kenyan passport,” Maj Gen Kihalangwa says in the letter dated May 10.

But last week Mr Morara termed the position taken by the Immigration Department “embarrassing and unfortunate.”

“The court orders were very clear and they still remain clear and they have not been vacated. The orders were such that the Immigration Department, and even the police, were to facilitate his return,” said Mr Morara.

DEPORTEDTWICE

Mr Miguna announced that he will be returning on Wednesday from Canada after the government deported him twice.  

“May 16, 2018, my return date to my motherland is now engraved on granite. Thanks patriots, #NRMKe comrades, colleagues like Stuart Russell, for keeping the flame alive. We shall triumph,” he tweeted.

Mr Miguna has claimed that during his latest deportation on March 29, government officials “brutalised, tortured, sedated and forced” him into exile.

On the eve of his expected return, a lot of things including his itinerary still remained unclear.

“We are not getting any leads on the matter. Of course we are still keen on obeying the court orders and we will be writing to KAA for the facilitation like we did the other time,” said Mr Morara.

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