Court Hits Government With New Order in Miguna's Case

  • Hich Court Judge Chacha Mwita has given the Government two days to file their responses in a case where self-styled National Resistance Movement (NRM) General, Miguna Miguna, is challenging his deportation to Canada and the cancellation of his Kenyan citizenship.

    Through lawyer Charles Mutinda, the Attorney General explained that he was served with Miguna's petition at 5 pm on Monday and needed adequate time to respond.

    “Give us time we file papers, we will abide by the directions of this court, we will respond as soon as possible so that the court can make its decision,” Mutinda stated.

    Mutinda maintained that contrary to assertions by Miguna's team, his deportation to Canada had a legal basis.

    He stated: “There are underlying facts that need to be brought to the court as to why the petitioner Miguna Miguna was deported.”

    [caption caption="Miguna Miguna"][/caption]

    The court further ordered Miguna’s lawyers to file their supplementary affidavits before 11 am on February 16 and appear for inter-party hearing on February 16 at noon.

    Through his lawyer John Khaminwa, Miguna had on Monday issued six demands that he wants the Court to exact from the Government.

    He wants the Government to be compelled to cater for his bills, facilitate his safe return to Kenya and provide him with security as he fights the allegations that led to his deportation.

    Miguna also wants Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, ex-Attorney General Githu Muigai, Director of Immigration Gordon Kihalangwa, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti and Head of Flying Squad Said Kiprotich held personally liable for violating his rights.

    In addition, Miguna wants the court to suspend a declaration by CS Matiang'i outlawed the NRM.

    [caption caption="Miguna alongside Raila Odinga at Uhuru Park on January 30"][/caption]