- Miguna has said that plans are underway for his return to Kenya.
- Dr Miguna said nothing, not even President Uhuru Kenyatta would prevent him from returning home to continue advocating for electoral justice.
The Self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) leader Miguna Miguna who was recently deported to Canada by the immigration department has said that plans are underway for his return to Kenya.
In an exclusive interview in his law offices in Toronto Canada over the weekend, the controversial lawyer who on January 30 took a centre stage in planning and executing the “swearing-in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president, Dr Miguna said nothing, not even President Uhuru Kenyatta would prevent him from returning home to continue advocating for electoral justice. “I’ve just received reports that Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto are saying that it doesn’t matter how many orders I obtain. I may obtain a million orders but they will never allow me back to Kenya. My message to Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto is this, Kenya does not belong to you and I’ll be back. Sorry,” he said.
The former Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant further said he will return home very soon. “As soon as I can go. I know my wife will not be happy to hear that but some of these things you have to decide how you want to live your life and the legacy you want to leave behind. As we speak, my lawyers have filed a petition today,” he said.
Consequently, Miguna added that his legal team has moved to the High Court to seek to prevent his citizenship from being withdrawn to justify his deportation by the government, so that he can return to Kenya as quickly as possible. “As we speak, my lawyers filed a petition today in the High Court seeking to invalidate the purported decision of withdrawing my citizenship,” Miguna said.
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The vocal lawyer called on the international community to intensify pressure on the Kenyan government to respect the rule of law and press freedom, adding that western governments that purport to be champions of democracy, accountability and press freedom have tended to pay lip service to the importance of these values when it comes to Africa and other third world countries. “These so-called western government should do more than just paying lip service to these things,” he added.
Dr Miguna said his recent collusion with the government should serve as a wakeup call for the people in diaspora to take keen interest in what is going on back at home. He said his message to the diaspora is to remain organised, focused and fearless.