Miguna's statement on his continued detention written in a 'toilet' sparks wild reactions
By Dr Miguna Miguna (Statement)
| March 28th 2018
Self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) General Miguna Miguna is still being held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) police station.
He arrived in the country on Monday but was barred from moving any further at the airport.
Here's a statement he shared on his Facebook page which he says he wrote (typed) in a toilet.
"A Statement on my continued incommunicado detention by the despots in violation of numerous court orders.
By Dr. Miguna Miguna, at a toilet located at terminal 2, domestic arrivals, March 28, 2018.
Yesterday, my advocates obtained an order from the High Court directing the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government, Fred Matiang’i, Director of Immigration, Gordon Kihalangwa, the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinett, Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, head of the Flying Squad, Said Kiprotich, the OCPD for JKIA, and the Attorney General to release me forthwith from incommunicado detention.
The High Court also ordered that I appear before the duty judge today, March 28th at 9 am, together with the above-mentioned parties.
Despite the court order and as they have done consistently before, the respondents have not released me.
They have locked out my lawyers from accessing me since my illegal detention last evening. They also unsuccessfully attempted to evade service of the court order.
In full view of the media and therefore the entire world, the respondents physically assaulted me, tore my clothes, refused to allow me to re-enter Kenya, abducted me and attempted to force me to fly out to Dubai without any documentation whatsoever.
I have been illegally detained incommunicado without charge or legal justification since March 26th.
I am detained inside a tiny and filthy toilet without access to basic hygiene and necessities of life. The respondents haven’t provided me with food, water and medical attention in addition to not according me my right to counsel.
I have no access to a bathroom and I have not taken a shower since Sunday, March 25th. The toilet where I am being held has no shower or bathtub. There is only hot water in the toilet, hence, I am also unable to wash my face and brush my teeth.
Although there are numerous court orders that nullified the respondents’ purported revocation of my citizenship and passport and ordered them to return or issue me with a new Kenyan passport and facilitate my return to Kenya as a citizen, the respondents have outrageously insisted that I can only enter Kenya as a foreigner on a conditional visa.
I wish to make it clear that I will not permit the respondents to continue violating my constitutional and legal rights through arbitrary bureaucratic fiats.
I urge Kenyans to strongly resist the increasing authoritarianism by the Jubilee regime and to join forces with the National Revolutionary Movement (NRM) against what is clearly a desperate attempt to establish a party dictatorial state.
We must struggle together and defeat the despots. The time is now!
- Dr. Miguna Miguna"
Kenyans took the opportunity to react to Miguna's statement through social media and here are some sample responses:
What does it cost Miguna Miguna to produce his Canadian passport for stamping? Let all of us follow the Law. Miguna aache sarakazi afuate sheria.— Martin Njeri (@njerimartin) March 28, 2018
How is Miguna Miguna able to keep his kofia on during all his scuffles?
These are the things that made me to wake up early this morning.
Mrn— Vaite ???????? (@Ken_Kirikua) March 28, 2018
Yani Miguna Miguna is undergoing all this embarrassment and humiliation yet after 1 week we will have forgotten about it.— Mbare Ya Ndurika (@wakariowa) March 28, 2018
Thank you : This Miguna saga brought the worst of our country and us as Kenyans. How could Immigration officials claim Miguna Miguna is an UNIDENTIFIED individual and yet he ran for Governor of Nairobi in August, in full public eye? Where were these pretentious officials?— abdi Osman (@Gurarbamba) March 28, 2018
How I wish we had more okiyas and miguna miguna in this country— Evans Adoyo (@AdoyoEvans) March 28, 2018
MIGUNA MIGUNA flew from Toronto using a Canadian Passport (which must have been having a Kenyan entry Visa!).
So why the nyeth is he not producing it!!!
Why does he nit agree to sign and be granted a Kenyan Passport?.you .
Then we toast and Shake hands. Kwisha!— Charles Nyaberi (@cbdnyaberi) March 28, 2018
Officialls at JKIA,time is coming when you will remember what you are doing to miguna miguna.keep in my mind after being used the next thing is to kill you ..be informed of any individual who have been used and is still alive. You will remember miguna miguna#MigunamigunaReturn.— @tubei (@jusper_tubei) March 28, 2018
I don't understand how the Government unleash all the security mercenaries to fight a very HARMLESS Miguna MIGUNA. This in itself a scenario where TWO mad persons fight and Gov. respond with entire BATTALION.— Isaac Korir, SCM (@_CaasISaac_) March 28, 2018
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