Deported lawyer Miguna Miguna has demanded back his passport from the government ahead of his scheduled return to Kenya on January 7th, 2020.
In a series of tweets, Miguna said the government must obey court orders by returning his Kenyan passport, which was confiscated by immigration authorities before his deportation last year, as well as facilitate his entry into Kenya, unconditionally.
“Court Orders are not suggestions. They are ORDERS. Return/issue my valid Kenyan passport, which you took from me illegally and the Courts have ordered you to return unconditionally. The Courts also Ordered you to FACILITATE my return and ENTRY into Kenya UNCONDITIONALLY,” Miguna tweeted.
Miguna made the demands hours after President Kenyatta hinted that he would not be blocked from coming back. Kenyatta spoke during the funeral service of the late Kenyan politician Charles Rubia in Kandara, Murang’a County on Monday.
“No one has been gagged from expressing their opinion. I have heard that some people want to board a plane and come back into the country. Let them talk…that is their right. But they should use that freedom to spread peace and national cohesion,” said Kenyatta.
Earlier on Monday, Government Spokesperson Col. Cyrus Oguna indicated that Miguna will be allowed back as long as he carried 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,” Oguna told a local media.