Questions Raised Over Uhuru's Response to Miguna's Return

  • President Uhuru's Kenyatta's remarks over the much-anticipated return of exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna raised questions after the head of state set conditions for the embattled self-declared revolutionary leaders conduct.

    On Monday, December 30, during the burial service of Nairobi's first mayor, the late Charles Rubia in Kandara, Murang'a County, the head of state spoke on freedom of speech and encouraged leaders to uphold peace and tranquillity in the nation.

    According to Kenyatta, anyone was free to voice their opinions as enshrined in the Kenyan constitution.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta attends the burial service of Charles Rubia in Kandara, Murang'a County on Monday, December 30, 2019. He spoke on the return of exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna

    "I hear that there are those seeking to board an aeroplane to come back to Kenya to continue talking; let them come and shout but let's use the freedom of expression in a manner that will help Kenyans.

    "Let us use the freedom to articulate issues to make the lives of ordinary citizens better," Kenyatta urged.

    Since being deported to Canada, Miguna resorted to social media to articulate his issues, sometimes in bitter rants against Kenyatta's regime.

    His return is jinxed, as drama is expected to unfold upon his return as Government Spokesperson Rt. Col. Cyrus Oguna further argued that Miguna would be granted entry into the country but on strict conditions.

    According to Oguna, Miguna should adhere to the rule of law and present credible travelling documents upon his arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). 

    "All his travel papers must be right and valid. (Then) he will not be denied entry. All his papers must be right and valid as per the travel regulations. We are governed by the rule of law,” Oguna stated on Monday, December 30.

    Miguna, via social media, announced that he would set foot back in Kenya from Canada on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, via Lufthansa Flight LH 590, one year after his acrimonious deportation in 2018.

    He urged the government to respect court orders granted for his safe return. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta pays his last respects to former Cabinet Minister Charles Wanyoike Rubia at Karigu-ini Primary School grounds in Murang'a County on Monday, December 30

    Video: Citizen TV