Let Miguna return, Luo elders say

Luo Council of Elders Chairman Nyandiko Ongadi speaks to journalists at his home in Kendu Bay on January 9, 2020. A group of Luo council of elders has criticised the government for frustrating lawyer Miguna Miguna’s endeavours to return to Kenya. [James Omoro/Standard]
The Luo Council of Elders has criticised the government for frustrating lawyer Miguna Miguna’s attempts to return to Kenya.

The elders from Homa Bay County led by Nyandiko Ongadi and member Walter Ambasa yesterday urged the government to clarify its stand on the lawyer's plight.

Addressing journalists at his home in Kendu Bay, Mr Ongadi accused the State of failing to state Miguna’s wrongdoings which had led to his continued suffering in foreign countries.

The chairman said denying Miguna access to Kenya violated his constitutional rights.

“Miguna went abroad to seek job opportunities like other Kenyans. There is no reason Miguna should be barred from returning to Kenya,” Ongadi said.

He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to facilitate Miguna’s return.

“The handshake was meant to end hatred which resulted from 2017 politics. Let Uhuru and Raila embrace the heart of forgiveness and allow Miguna to return home,” he added.

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