Matiang’i on the Spot as Ruto Govt Issues Miguna New Passport

  • A collage of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Miguna Miguna.jpg
    A collage of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Miguna Miguna.
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  • Kenya Kwanza allies want outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i to be compelled to pay the exiled lawyer, Miguna Miguna, Ksh7 million as ordered by the court. 

    Lawyer Nelson Havi led the clamour, arguing that the High Court directed the CS and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti to pay Miguna damages for the countless times they disregarded orders issued to facilitate the activist's return. 

    The new development came minutes after Miguna was issued a new passport as promised by President William Ruto's administration. 

    “Another big score for the rule of law. The decree for the payment of damages of Ksh7 million by Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa and George Kinoti jointly and severally should now be enforced against the three,” Havi stated.

    LSK President Nelson Havi (right) takes a selfie with embattled Lawyer Miguna Miguna on March 26, 2018.
    LSK President Nelson Havi (right) takes a selfie with embattled Lawyer Miguna Miguna on March 26, 2018.
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    Earlier, the Canadian-based lawyer shared an image of his new passport, ascertaining that his return to the country after four years of being in exile was one order away.

    Miguna thanked President Ruto and made a snide comment against the retired head of state, Uhuru Kenyatta, and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who he accused of frustrating his return home.

    "1687 days after Uhuru, Raila, Matiang'i, Kibicho, and Kihalangwa conspired to seize and destroy my passport, Ruto delivered a new one to me.

    "Waiting for the lifting of the red alerts. I didn't have to sign the forms they were speaking about," Miguna declared.

    On September 13, Miguna announced that the red alerts that had been issued against him would eventually be lifted. 

    Ruto had vowed to bring back the exiled lawyer after assuming office. 

    "We will bring back Miguna Miguna in the country within the shortest time possible. He is a Kenyan and even if he has committed a crime, we have laws in place that he would be tried against," the President affirmed.

    Miguna was barred from returning to Kenya, despite the court directing Matiang'i and his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Raychelle Omamo, to issue him emergency travel documents at the Kenya High Commissions in Canada or Germany. 

    The court further ruled that his Kenyan identity card could not be used as a travel document. Matiang'i had asked Miguna to fill out a one-page document for citizenship re-registration, arguing that the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution scrapped dual citizenship. 

    A collage of Miguna Miguna and his new passport.jpg
    A collage of Miguna Miguna and his new passport.
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