Miguna’s destroyed passport finally surrendered


File image of Lawyer Miguna Miguna. PHOTO| COURTESY
File image of Lawyer Miguna Miguna. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • 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.
  • Last week, Justice Luka Kimaru directed Immigration Director Gordon Kihalagwa to surrender Miguna's passports in court within seven days.

The government has finally surrendered to the court Lawyer Miguna Miguna’s passport as directed by High Court judge Luka Kimaru.

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.

“In compliance with the orders issued on February 15, we attach hereto the perforated passport of the applicant,” reads the letter.

Kihalangwa further stated that the action of compliance is without prejudice to challenge the legal validity of the orders issued by the court.

The letter was written by Ngatia & Advocates appearing for Kihalangwa.

Last week, Justice Luka Kimaru directed the Immigration Director Gordon Kihalagwa to surrender Miguna’s passports in court within seven days.

The court also declared the NRM leader’s deportation as illegal, adding that the declaration by Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i was null and void.

 

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