Miguna files new petition for return trip to Kenya


Miguna files new petition for return trip to Kenya
File Photo of Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna.

In Summary

  • Embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna has filed a fresh case seeking court orders to grant him unconditional entry into Kenya.
  • This come barely a day after he cancelled his trip back to the country.
  • In the application, Miguna wants the court to direct that his perforated passport be released to the Kenya National Commission Human Rights(KNCHR).

Embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna has filed a fresh case seeking court orders to grant him unconditional entry into Kenya.

This come barely a day after he cancelled his trip back to the country.

In the application, Miguna wants the court to direct that his perforated passport be released to the Kenya National Commission Human Rights(KNCHR).

Through his lawyer John Khaminwa, Miguna said the human rights agency will then present it to Immigration on the day he decides to return.

The fiery lawyer is accusing the Kenyan Government, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Immigration Department of not obeying court orders.

According to him, he has been denied his right to appear in court and present his evidence.

“The Government is deliberately seeking and acting to impede and obstruct the ability of the court to administer justice effectively or at all to hear and determine the petition expeditiously,” reads the petition that was filed at the Milimani Law Court.

According to the court documents, KNHCR wrote to Maj. Gordon Kihalangwa on May 5, giving notice of Miguna’s intended return on May 16.

In the notice, the organization asked the government to comply with the previous court orders to issue Miguna with a valid passport and purchase a flight ticket for the lawyer from Toronto to Nairobi .

Further, the organization sought access to the Immigration and Customs Clearance area at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to observe and monitor Miguna’s return as specified by the court.

Consequently, the government responded to the KNHCR letter on May 10 saying that it cannot issue Miguna with a valid passport as he has not made an application for the same moreover the department said that without prejudice Miguna Miguna has to regain his Kenyan citizenship before being issued with a Kenyan passport.

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