Miguna Miguna a Kenyan, court rules
In February there was an outcry after Miguna Miguna was deported from Kenya to Canada. Government officials said Miguna was deported because he had denounced Kenyan citizenship. Ministry of Interior spokesman Mwenda Njoka said Miguna renounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, acquired Canadian citizenship and never bothered to reclaim Kenyan citizenship in the legally prescribed manner, neither did he disclose that he had another country’s citizenship despite being a lawyer who should have known better. It is not clear what law the government used to eject him from Kenya as the Constitution guarantees him citizenship since he is Kenyan by birth. The official government newsroom- NEXUS- said on Twitter, ‘‘Miguna is headed home. The court ordered he gets released and the interior ministry obeyed the orders and even assisted him with a flight ticket home”. Miguna was driven from Kajiado Law Courts and held at the ICD police deport in Industrial Area before he was taken to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and placed onto a KLM flight departing Nairobi for Amsterdam at midnight.
Justice Chacha Mwita has restated what I've maintained throughout: That the despots violated my fundamental rights, freedom and dignity and that I'm a Kenyan and never lost my citizenship. Thanks Dr. Khaminwa, @waikwawanyoike, @kamandamucheke, @NelsonHavi and other lawyers.— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) December 14, 2018
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