NRM-K Leader Miguna Miguna Blacklisted From Airlines Entering Kenya

  • National Resistance Movement (NRM-K) self-proclaimed general Miguna Miguna has been put on a blacklist shared with international airlines that operate in Kenya. 

    An alert seen by Kenyans.co.ke stated: "Per the update received from the Kenyan Immigration authorities, the below customer is not permitted to enter Kenya and has been blacklisted by the Kenyan authorities."

    The alert issued by Qatar Airways shows that Immigration authorities issued the order on Wednesday, May 23.

    The order comes after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko nominated the Canada-based barrister as his nominee for deputy governor. 

    Miguna, who was to come back to the country on May 16, cancelled his travel on claims that the government had not assured him of a safe return. 

    According to the State, they are not obliged to secure his return if he does not fill the required documents to regularise his citizenship status.

    The government has since maintained its tough stance that the outspoken leader lost his Kenyan citizenship when he applied to be a Canadian.

    Miguna has been embroiled in a lengthy tussle with senior government officials over his citizenship status.

    Before his cancelled trip, there were reports that the Emirates Airline had been threatened by the government to deny it landing rights if they brought back Miguna.

    However, speaking to Kenyans.co.ke, the airline stated that it was not aware of the directive and no flights had been cancelled.

    "We are not aware of such a directive. Flights to Nairobi are operating normally," stated a communication official.

    [caption caption="File image of NRM-K self-declared general Miguna Miguna"][/caption]