Miguna angry over defaced passport


Miguna angry over defaced passport
NRM general Miguna Miguna

In Summary

  • Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has responded to the news of the government surrendering to the court his destroyed passport.
  • The Immigration department said the perforation of a passport is a standard procedure once a holder is deported.
  • He wants the government's action of surrendering to him a "defaced passport" be seen as a defiance of court orders and a violation of his constitutional rights.

Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has responded to the news of the government surrendering to the court his destroyed passport.

Miguna, in a statement to newsrooms, has accused the government of going against High Court Judge Luka Kimaru’s directive saying; “The court order clearly states that the respondents must ‘deposit the passport with the High Court Registry in 7 days.’ That implies the return of a functioning, valid passport in the same manner they took it from me; not something else.”

The self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) General now wants the government’s action of surrendering to him a “defaced passport” be seen as a defiance of court orders and a violation of his constitutional rights.

“We must prove them wrong. The struggle against the purveyors of impunity and abuse of power will continue.,” concludes Miguna.

In a letter filed in court, the Director of Immigration Services Gordon Kihalangwa said Miguna’s passport, issued on March 2009 was confiscated by the Immigration department on February 6, 2018 and perforated as soon as Miguna, a firebrand opposition politician, was deported.

The Immigration department said the perforation of a passport is a standard procedure once a holder is deported.

 

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