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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH MAY 2018-Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna will not be returning to Kenya today as earlier anticipated after all. This is after the Immigration Department stated that the lawyer has to apply for Kenyan citizenship before he can be issued with a passport.
However Miguna has disputed the position and his lawyers as well as the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR), which has been working to secure his return.
“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights on my behalf, and on advice from legal counsel, I have instructed my advocates to immediately bring to the attention of the court the continued wilful contempt of its orders,” Mr Miguna said in a statement from Canada.
“I was determined to arrive home on schedule, however, just before my departure, I reluctantly cancelled my flight to Nairobi and postponed my next arrival date. We will provide you with my new arrival date as soon as the court gives further directions on this matter,” he added.
KNCHR vice chairman George Morara expects the court to give its position on the government’s stand by Friday.
The rains started beating Miguna when he led the mock swearing-in of Nasa leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ on January 30.The incidence led to his arrest and deportation to Canada.He was again deported to Dubai on April 29 after three days of standoff at JKIA. He left Dubai to Canada where he is currently living.