Miguna Miguna wants to choose port of choice for re-entry

Fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna wants to be granted unconditional re-entry into the country.

In a fresh application filed by his lawyers, the opposition politician has faulted the government for failing to facilitate his return and entry into Kenya.

Mr Miguna was deported, for the second time, on March 29 this year after spending more than 72 hours in a tiny room at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after authorities denied him entry into the country.

The lawyer’s trouble started after he participated in the ‘swearing-in’ of the National Super Alliance leader Raila Odinga on January 30.

It was not long after the mock oath that Mr Miguna was arrested, detained and eventually deported after the government claimed he was a Canadian national, arguing he never re-applied for his Kenyan citizenship after the promulgation of the 2010 Constitution.

Now, he wants the court to compel government officials to allow him unrestricted entry into the country on any date and port of his choice using his national identity card or an unperforated Kenyan passport.

The Kenyan-Canadian deportee has listed Kenya Airports Authority, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet, the GSU commandant, JKIA OCS or any other, the Flying Squad boss, Kenya Police and the Attorney General as the officials and entities he wants compelled to aid his unfettered return.

Mr Miguna wants those who defy the said orders, if they are issued, to be held personally liable and punished for contempt.

In addition, he also wants his passport released to the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights (KNCHR) or immigration officials to aid in his identification and admission into the country.

The politician wants five of his lawyers and at least three KNCHR officers granted unfettered access to him at the runway upon his arrival or in any port of entry he shall choose and then allowed to escort him through the immigration and customs areas.

“Our position is that there has been no compliance with the orders issued earlier but the government insists they have,” said Ms Julie Soweto.

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