Who will pay Miguna the Ksh.7M damages awarded in court?
Lawyer Miguna Miguna was on Friday awarded Ksh.7million as damages for violation of his rights.
The ruling also accorded Miguna another Ksh.270,000 for damage to his home in Runda.
Questions then arose as to whether Kenyan taxpayers would be the ones to bear these costs after a section of the media reported in the affirmative.
Miguna’s lawyer Waikwa Wanyoike, who is also the Executive Director of Katiba Institute, however issued a clarification saying:
“High Court ordered Fred Matiangi and Gordon Kihalangwa to personally pay to deter such actions by “overzealous” state officers.”
In March this year, Interior CS Matiang’i and Immigration PS Kihalangwa were each fined Ksh.200,000 for contempt of court.
The judge then ruled that the amount be deducted from their salaries the following month.
They had failed to appear in court as ordered after the State had Miguna forcefully deported to Dubai.
Citizen Digital is yet to establish whether or not the two State officers paid the Ksh.200,000 as ordered by the court.
There are reports that the Government will appeal Friday’s ruling that also saw Justice Chacha Mwita order the Immigration Department to return Miguna’s passport.
Miguna has since dared the Government to do so saying: “Let them try.”
He also released a statement indicating that he will be returning to Kenya and no one including Raila Odinga or President Uhuru Kenyatta is above the law.
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