High Court orders for Miguna's release from 'JKIA toilet detention'

28 March, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
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He landed at Nairobi's global airport on Monday afternoon, his lawyer Nelson Havi said.

Miguna accused the Government of detaining him in a toilet at JKIA in an attempt to block his entry into the country and to declare him a stateless person.

The rival politicians vowed to unify the country after elections past year in which about 100 people were killed, majority in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces.

Ms Murungi schooled the immigration officials after the issued a statement where they claimed Miguna would be required to fill some forms in order to be accepted back as a Kenyan citizen.

Firebrand politician Miguna Miguna was deported last month during a crackdown by the government after a symbolic swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as president.

And after close to 10 hours of push and shove, the Immigration Department attempted to bungle him into an Emirates Flight, but Miguna resisted the move and has been detained at the JKIA since then.

A heavy contingent of police officers had forcefully placed him into a Dubai-bound flight, but Miguna disembarked the plane and insisted he will not board.

He spent the night at the airport and his lawyers revealed that he had not eaten for 24 hours.

He told the BBC last week that the Kenyan authorities had not complied with a court order to issue him with Kenyan travel documents.

On Tuesday, Joseph Munywoki, Kenyan immigration services director, released a statement saying: "Miguna automatically lost his citizenship in 1998 when he acquired Canadian citizenship at a time when Kenya did not allow dual citizenship, instead of producing the requisite documents he had exited with from Canada".

Odinga came to the airport on Monday night to attempt to lobby for Miguna to be admitted to the country, Orengo said.

Kenya's biggest newspaper, the Daily Nation, reported that plainclothes police slapped and kicked journalists covering the incident.



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