The government has declared its position ahead of deported lawyer Miguna Miguna’s return to Kenya next week.
Government Spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna stated that Miguna will not be denied entry into the country as long as he will carry valid travel documents.
“All his travel papers must be right and valid...then he will not be denied entry. All his papers must be right and valid as per the travel regulations. We are governed by the rule of law," said Oguna.
Miguna had earlier announced he would travel to Kenya on January 11th before he changed the date to January 7th due to what he termed as “public demand.”
This will be his second attempt at gaining entry into Kenya after the first attempt in March 2018 hit the rocks. Miguna was first deported in February last year days after his arrest over his role in the mock swearing-in of ODM leader Raila 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. In March 2018, he attempted to return to Kenya but was removed after spending several hours at the JKIA detention facility.
In December 2018, 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.