Miguna Miguna issues statement after court awards him Sh7 Million
By Kelley Boss | December 15th 2018
Justice Chacha Mwita on Friday ruled that Miguna Miguna’s birthright is not affected by him holding a Canadian passport and said his rights were violated when the State deported him.
The Lawyer has since responded on Twitter after the High Court declared him a Kenyan citizen.
"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," Miguna's tweet read.
In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita awarded Miguna Kshs7 Million for violation of his rights adding that citizenship by birth could not be revoked.
"Even if the petitioner (Miguna) acquired Canadian citizenship, he did not lose his Kenya citizenship. He remains a citizen of Kenya.
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa have been ordered to personally pay the money to deter such actions by 'overzealous' state officers.
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"Damages cannot be borne by taxpayers. They are borne by the respondents jointly and severally to dissuade future violations," Mwita stated.
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