Miguna could finally return home following court ruling

Miguna could finally return home following court ruling

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,22ND NOV,2021-Lawyer Miguna Miguna hope of returning back to Kenya has been renewed after the High Court on Monday made a ruling in his favour.

In a raft of orders that will facilitate his homecoming if complied with, the controversial lawyer who was deported in 2018, has been directed to obtain emergency travel documents from any Kenyan High Commission close to him within 72 hours.

In her ruling, Justice Hedwig Ong’udi directed Air France or any other available flight to Kenya to allow Miguna to board upon presentation of the travel documents.

She further directed the government to allow him entry into Kenya using his Identity Card.

Upon entry into the country, Miguna should immediately apply for a Kenyan passport and the same issued to him within seven days as long as all requirements are complied with.

“Upon landing, he will be allowed to use his ID for purposes of identification,” the judge said.

“There’s no evidence that he has ever applied for a new passport. No evidence that his Canadian passport has been endorsed as required,” she added.

In a rejoinder, Miguna welcomed the ruling saying the court had affirmed he’s a Kenyan citizen would be visiting the embassy in Berlin for the travel documents only.

“I’ll be at the Kenyan Embassy in Berlin in the next 2 hours. The struggle continues” he tweeted. I’m not visiting the Kenyan Embassy to apply for citizenship which I never lost. The Court has once more AFFIRMED that I am a Kenyan by birth who must enter Kenya as a Kenyan upon presentation of my National ID card. The Embassy has been ORDERED to issue a travel document” he tweeted.

Miguna’s mission to travel back to Kenya aborted on November 16, after Air France declined to fly him over a red alert issued by the government.

A lobby group led by Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi and former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga moved to court seeking orders to compel the Kenyan government and Air France to allow Miguna back.

 

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