KNCHR seeks facilitation of Miguna’s return to Kenya by Immigration Department

Miguna Miguna inside the KLM flight after he was deported on 6th February . PHOTO: COURTESY.

Mombasa,KENYA:The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights  has written to the State Department of Immigration, Border control and Immigration of persons seeking for the issuance of a new passport and facilitation of travel for self-proclaimed NRM general Miguna Miguna who is set to return to the country on May 16th.

In a letter written by the KNCHR chairperson dated 5th  May,  the commission urges the department to comply with the court order issued to facilitate Miguna’s re-entry into the country.

“With respect of the high court ruling on constitutional petition no 51 of 2018 Miguna Miguna vs Fred Matiang’I  and 7 others in the matter of violation of right to citizenship and all other attendant rights and denial of rights to fair administrative action,” read the letter in part.

The letter further urges the department to comply with the court orders by  issuing Miguna Miguna with a valid Kenyan passport, purchasing him a flight ticket from Toronto to Canada and facilitating the commission to access to the immigration and customs clearance area at the Jomo Kenyatta international airport to observe and monitor Miguna Miguna’s return.

Miguna Miguna’s trouble began in February after police officers picked him at his Runda home over links to the swearing in of NASA leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president on 30th January 2017.

He later appeared at a Kajiado court on 6th February but refused to take plea citing a court order that had earlier been issued to have him produced at the Mlimani law courts.

Miguna Miguna was later deported spending one and half months in Canada before another dramatic attempt to return to the country on March 26 that saw him detained at JKIA for three days after he failed to produce his Canadian passport for clearance.

Miguna Miguna was later re-deported on a Dubai bound plane on 29th March.

The interior ministry claims that Miguna Miguna had renounced his Kenyan citizenship when he acquired his Canadian citizenship under the old constitution which did not allow dual citizenship and did not reapply to reclaim his Kenyan citizenship under the new constitution.

The Kenya national commission of human rights further wants the department of immigration to respond to their request by 10th May.

Miguna Miguna revealed on Saturday via his twitter handle that he would return to the country on May 16th .

“I am returning to Kenya on May 16, 2018. I am a Kenyan citizen by birth. The High Court has ordered Fred Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa, Joseph Boinnet and Kinoti 13 times to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my return to Kenya as a Kenyan unconditionally,”Reads the tweet.