Miguna remains deported, declares Government
- The government has maintained that politician Miguna Miguna remains deported hours after the High Court declared the revocation of his Kenyan citizenship as illegal.
- The government maintains that Miguna's deportation of the firebrand opposition lawyer was conducted legally.
- Earlier, the High Court declared the revocation of Miguna's Kenyan citizenship illegal.
The government has maintained that politician Miguna Miguna remains deported hours after the High Court declared the revocation of his Kenyan citizenship as illegal.
In a statement sent to newsrooms, Principal Secretary Ministry of Interior Karanja Kibicho fired back at the court ruling saying that the deportation of the firebrand opposition lawyer was conducted legally.
“The government has been made aware of a High Court ruling this morning declaring the deportation of self declared General of the proscribed criminal organisation NRM and who is a Canadian citizen, Mr. Miguna Miguna as being illegal,” the statement reads.
“In as much as the government respects the court’s decision, the government still holds its earlier view that the deportation of Miguna Miguna was done in accordance with the law,” added Dr. Kibicho.
The Principal Secretary explicitly underscored that Justice Luka Kimaru’s ruling ordering Director of Immigration Services Gordon Kihalangwa to surrender Miguna’s Kenyan passport “as not being in the best interests of the country.”
He said that the government’s legal team is reviewing Justice Kimaru’s ruling and will appeal the decision in due course.
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