Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna on Wednesday, October 12 announced that President William Ruto had granted him the final green light in his bid to return to Kenya after four years.
The vocal lawyer revealed that that President Ruto's government had lifted the red alerts issued to international airlines that barred him from flying back to the country.
The development came after a protracted battle over his citizenship with former Head of State Uhuru Kenyatta's government. He also announced his date of return.
"Ruto and Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's government has lifted the red alerts that Uhuru illegally imposed against me with the connivance of Raila Odinga.
"The rule of law, fearlessness, persistence, and focus have prevailed. My expected time of arrival will be on October 20 at 6 a.m," Miguna stated.
The development came barely a month after the Department of Immigration processed a new passport for him, which was delivered to his Canadian residence.
Kenyans in the country and in the diaspora created a platform through which they would raise funds for his air ticket back home.
Miguna, who vowed never to return to Kenya until Ruto was sworn in as the president expressed hope that the red alerts would be lifted after Kenya Kwanza won elections.
After receiving his travel document, the lawyer launched a fresh attack at the outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, and Energy PS Major General (Rtd.)Gordon Kihalangwa.
"To Matiang'i, Kibicho, and Major General Gordon Kihalangwa: You are hereby directed to contact my advocate, Adrian Kamotho Njenga, and sort out the damages and costs the High Court and Court of Appeal awarded me in the various cases I won since 2018," announced Miguna.
He called on the three officials to remit the Ksh7 million awarded to him by the court through his lawyer before he touched down at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
During his campaigns, Ruto promised to ensure that the lawyer returned to Kenya once he assumed 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 forcefully exiled in February 2018 after he took part in former Prime Minister Raila Odinga's mock oath at Uhuru Park.