Miguna Miguna finally speaks out after deportation


Miguna Miguna finally speaks out after deportation

In Summary

  • The opposition's National Resistance Movement self-declared leader Miguna Miguna has protested his deportation to Canada by the government, terming it an outright violation of his constitutional rights.
  • The former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate issued the statement in Amsterdam more than 12 hours after he was forced to board a flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi as gov't ejected him from the country despite court orders to produce him at the High Court in the capital city.
  • Miguna who promised legal action against the government further accused the  Jubilee administration of allegedly seizing his property without any legal excuse or justification.

The opposition’s National Resistance Movement self-declared leader Miguna Miguna has protested his deportation to Canada by the government, terming it an outright violation of his constitutional rights.

The former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate issued the statement in Amsterdam more than 12 hours after he was forced to board a flight at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi as gov’t ejected him from the country despite court orders to produce him at the High Court in the capital city.

” Even if one had intended to deport me anywhere for whatever reasons, there are well laid legal procedures that must be followed and fundamental rights that must be upheld but which Matiang’i and his illegitimate thugs have violated,” said the infuriated Miguna.

“The constitution is crystal clear: no one can invalidate or purport to cancel the citizenship of a Kenyan born citizen. So, Matiang’i has no authority – and I didn’t request him – to “take me home” as he shamelessly claimed, ” he added.

In the strongly worded statement to newsrooms, Miguna denied ever renouncing his citizenship as was alleged by the government as justification for his ejection from the country.

“I have never, ever renounced my Kenyan citizenship and will never do that. I’ve never even contemplated it,” insisted Miguna.

Miguna, who was coming out for the first time since his arrest from his Runda Home on February 2, condemned his arrest and detention terming it illegal further accusing his ‘kidnappers’ during his detention of allegedly threatening to kill him.

“My purported “deportation” to Canada followed a violent invasion of my home by more than 34 hooded criminals who used detonators to gain access to my residence at or about 5:30AM on February 2nd, 2018; failed to give notice to me of their illegal attendance; failed to identify themselves or the reasons for such violent entry; did not shout “police;” never stated the purpose of their; abducted me; and kept me in unlawful incommunicado detention for five days under the most horrendous, cruel and inhumane conditions imaginable,” said Miguna.

Miguna, who promised legal action against the Kenyan government, further accused the  Jubilee administration of allegedly seizing his property without any legal excuse or justification.

“I have instructed a battery of competent advocates to ensure that the ongoing rogue purveyors of impunity are brought to book. They are not above the law, even though they behave as if they are,” said Miguna.

This statement comes hours after Miguna was deported to Canada for what Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i termed as being in the country illegally.

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