High Court Orders Miguna Miguna's Return Deadline

Self-styled lawyer Miguna Miguna is set to come back into the country after the High Court set a deadline for his return.

In a ruling delivered by Justice Chacha Mwita, the lawyer must be present in court on May 18 to testify in the ongoing case regarding his citizenship and controversial deportation.

Justice Chacha ordered that given that the next hearing of the case will involve oral testimony, the lawyer must be in court.

[caption caption="Miguna Miguna at JKIA before his deportation"][/caption]

The judge further directed that the government should facilitate his return by issuing him with the necessary travel documents to ensure he is in court during the case hearing.

This ruling was in accordance to an earlier application by Miguna's lawyers who wanted the court to issue a directive to have him back in the country.

“This was a simple matter that should have been settled within a few minutes if the Government obeyed the court,” James Orengo argued on behalf of Miguna's legal team.

Miguna is challenging the Government’s decision to strip him of the Kenyan citizenship that saw him deported to Dubai.

In a message released on Saturday from Canada, Miguna lamented that the government has been discriminating against him and has violated his rights.

 "In 1962, Raila Odinga fled to East Germany on a Tanzanian passport. In 1991, Raila fled to Norway on a Ugandan passport. Ngugi wa Thiong'o fled to the UK in 1982 on a Ghanaian passport. But they were not forced to return to Kenya as foreigners. Am I a second class citizen?" Miguna posed.

[caption caption="Miguna when he was arraigned in a Kajiado court"][/caption]

This was likely in reference to an earlier statement by Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Fred Matiang'i who told the parliament that Miguna should regularise his citizenship status by filling the necessary application forms before his return.

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