Deported Kenyan-Canadian lawyer, Miguna Miguna has announced he will be returning to Kenya soon.
In a post on Twitter, Miguna said he will go back to Kenya following the launch of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report on Wednesday. He said his trip to his motherland will be to test President Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s resolve in uniting the country.
“I'm organizing another journey to Kenya to TEST the seriousness of the Despot and Con-Man. They have publicly stated that they respect CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS and want to UNITE KENYANS. To prove that they are serious, let them OBEY COURT ORDERS and give me my Passport. #BurnBBIReport #RejectBBI #DespotsMustFall,” wrote Miguna Miguna.
Miguna was first deported in February last year days after his arrest over his role in the mock swearing-in of Odinga on January 30th, 2018. The immigration department later said that Miguna was in Kenya illegally as he renounced his Kenyan citizenship when acquiring a Canadian passport.
The following month, he attempted to return to Kenya through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) but was banished after spending several hours at the airport’s detention facility.
In December last year, the High Court ruled that Miguna is a Kenyan by birth and holding a Canadian passport does not deny him his birthright. In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita declared that the State violated his rights by deporting him and awarded Miguna Sh7.2 million in compensation.