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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,15TH FEB 2018-The Government has vowed not to allow lawyer Miguna Miguna step back into the country.
It says his deportation was done lawfully and in the country’s best interest.
Government through Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho says its legal team is currently reviewing the ruling with the intent to appeal.
In a statement, Kibicho insists the self-declared General of the outlawed National Resistance Movement is a Canadian citizen.
“In as much as the government respects the court’s decision, it still holds the earlier stated view that the deportation of Miguna Miguna was procedural and done in accordance with the law,” he said.
The High Court has since nullified the deportation order signed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and ordered that Miguna’s Kenyan passport be presented in court within a week.
“We believe the ruling by Justice Luka Kimaru which further directs the Director of Immigration services to surrender Miguna illegally acquired Kenyan passport to the court within seven days is not in the best interest of the country,” the PS asserted.
“Going forward, the Government’s legal team handling the matter is currently reviewing the High Court ruling and will shortly be appealing this court decision.”
“This court will not convict the third and second respondent (Boinnet and Kinoti) but will give them an opportunity to assist the court in purging the contempt of the orders of the court that they’ve been found by this court to have committed,” Justice Kimaru ruled.
He explained imposing a fine on the two or committing them to prison “may not serve the ends of justice in the particular circumstances of this case.”