Miguna Miguna has finally accomplished his mission to sue the government for his deportation and withdrawal of his Kenyan passport. Shortly after touching the Canadian soil the vocal lawyer had vowed to challenge his deportation and withdrawal of his passport by the government, the promised that has come to pass. “I will challenge all the illegal and unconditional actions by the despots in court starting today (February 8). I have instructed a battery of competent advocates to ensure that the ongoing rogue purveyors of impunity are brought to book,” Miguna said.
The former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant, has filed a suit at the High Court through veteran counsel John Khaminwa seeking to cancel the deportation orders and reinstate his citizenship as a Kenyan. The case filed under a certificate of urgency lists seven respondents among them Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’I , Director of Immigration Gordon Kihalangwa, Attorney General and officer in charge of flying squad Said Kiprotich. In an affidavit sworn by Miguna, he wants the court to declare that the respondents abused their office and the state to allow him back into the country.
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“That a declaration be and is hereby issued that the manner in which the Respondents conducted themselves resulting to the purported cancellation of the citizenship of the Petitioner, revocation and confiscation of his passport and other identity documents and the declaration that he was a member of a prohibited class and a prohibited immigrant and removal from Kenya were done in violation of the rule of law and in direct contravention of provisions of the constitution,” part of his affidavit read.
The controversial lawyer who was deported aboard a KLM flight on Tuesday February 6 over what the government termed as violation of the constitution in provisions of section 33(1) and 43(1) of the Kenya Citizenship and Immigration Act, 2011. Similarly, the Interior Ministry spokesman Mwenda Njoka claimed Miguna renounced his Kenyan citizenship when he acquired a Canadian passport in 1988 after his application for a Kenyan one was denied on September 12, 1987.
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Apparently in an interview with a local news agency, the self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement leader has however expressed concern over his safety and security upon his return to Kenya saying he might be jailed, exiled or killed when he makes to return to the country he calls home. “Even with a million charges they will never get a conviction in a proper court of law because they went against a man they cannot win against,” he said.