Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna

Postado Fevereiro 15, 2018

A Kenyan court has revoked the deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna, who the authorities accused of "swearing in" Raida Odinga as the "people's president".

CS Matiang'i declaration of Miguna Miguna as a foreigner and consequent deportation is declared null and void.

Mr Miguna was nabbed following a dramatic raid at his Runda home that saw the fierce lawyer spend four nights at various police stations before he was ejected out the country with the Interior ministry arguing that he was not a Kenyan citizen.

The lawyers were angered by recent actions by police chiefs Joseph Boinnet and George Kinoti who ignored orders to produce self-styled National Resistance Movement General Miguna Miguna in court, instead of deporting him to Canada in collaboration with the Immigration Department.

Government officials and politicians have been challenged to respect rulings coming from the courts since it is the only way for the country to remain civilised.

According to the judge, Miguna's deportation lacked legal merit.

Miguna's expulsion came after he was charged with treason over the "swearing-in" ceremony.

Last week, Raphael Tuju, the secretary general of Kenyatta's Jubilee party, wrote a letter to the Chief Justice David Maraga, accusing the judiciary of favouring the opposition whenever disputes are brought before it.

Following the ruling Dr Miguna said in a tweet, "We, the #NRMKe, Kenyan patriots and freedom fighters, believe in and are fully committed to the RULE OF LAW".

The judge ordered Boinnet and DCI Director General Kinoti to appear in court personally to explain why they should not be cited for contempt of court. "We shall use the constitution as the spear and the shield in the fight".