Nairobi,KENYA:Interior cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiangi has distanced himself from allegations that self proclaimed National Resistance Movement general Miguna Miguna was detained and drugged last week at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport moments before he was deported to Dubai.
Speaking before a parliamentary committee on National security and administration, Matiangi said that he is not aware whether Miguna was drugged denying detaining him and confiscating his passport.
“Am not aware that Mr Miguna was drugged, we did not confiscate the passport.”Matiangi said
The security team accused Miguna of failing to cooperate with the immigration department at the airport to have his passport stamped.
“We had agreed earlier to allow Miguna in, but when he landed he refused to give out his passport to be stamped.”Matiangi said
Matiangi also denied allegations that the security docket bearers disobeyed court orders saying that they did not appear before courts because they were attending the general service unit pass out .
“We did not appear before the court because we were not served the orders and we were at the GSU pass out.Our ministry is most affected by judiciary decisions.Court orders are not giving us a chance to be heard.We obey and respect the courts decision.”Matiangi said
“The right to be heard is important we have not been served by any court of order.” He added
On his part the immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa said that the government couldn’t allow Miguna to the country because his passport was not stamped and didn’t fill any immigration documents and the government at all cost did not want to set bad precedence in the international arena by allowing him into the country.
The team insisted that CS of interior doesn’t have any power to determine the citizenship of any person and on regularization of citizenship-Miguna was pretty free to fill the forms