Miguna's Latest Tough Conditions for His Return

Controversial lawyer and self-declared general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) Miguna Miguna has been in the headlines the last few days after he announced his return in late December 2019.

His lawyers led by John Khaminwa filed an application in the court on Wednesday, January 8, after he claimed that the Office of the President had issued a red alert on him forcing airlines to decline him as a passenger.

In an interesting twist following a one-day ultimatum issued to the government by the court, the firebrand politician took to Twitter to make demands on how he wanted his return facilitated by the gvernment. 

Miguna Miguna during the swearing of Raila Odinga in 2018

Miguna who was first denied flight by Lufthansa Air and later ejected from an Air France plane without compensation or refund said he needed the government needed to be forced to pay for his air ticket as well as cater for the cost of travel for his two lawyers to accompany him back to Kenya.

"As a first step and to ensure compliance: The rogue state should be ordered to purchase air tickets and issue a valid Kenyan passport for me and then bear the cost of two of my lawyers and two officers from the National Commission for Human Rights to travel to where I am and accompany me back to Kenya," Miguna tweeted.

Miguna left Canada, where he had been deported to in 2018 after the swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the Peoples President, for Nairobi but got stuck in Germany when the flight he was to board to the JKIA claimed it did not have clearance from the Kenyan government to carry him.

He would later share photos of himself aboard an Air France plane but was later ejected amid claims that the office of the president had issued a red alert on him.

The issue has raised mixed reactions from different quarters with Government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna assuring that the firebrand politician was free to travel to Kenya as long as all his travel documents were in order.

Majority leader in the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta was innocent in the entire saga as he had made it clear that Miguna should be allowed back.

Miguna Miguna's lawyer John Khaminwa argues a past case in court