Miguna Miguna was on Tuesday night prevented from boarding an Air France flight bound for Nairobi from Charles De Daulle Airport in Paris, France.
Miguna, who had earlier sent a photo taken inside a plane he said was bound for Nairobi, said he was denied boarding the flight following directions from the Kenyan government to the airline.
Caption of a denied boarding certificate posted on his Twitter feed shows Miguna was denied a boarding pass after checking in to flight AF 814 from Paris (CDG) to Nairobi.
Denied Boarding Certificate:
Mister MIGUNA MIGUNA booked or checked-in for flight AF 814 from Paris (CDG) to Nairobi (NBO) on 07 January 2020, but did not board the aircraft.
We remain at your service via the ‘Contact us’ section of www.airfrance.com for any follow-up enquiry.
This certificate shall not be interpreted as an acceptance of any legal liability on the part of Air France.
Air France apologizes for any inconvenience caused.
Paris, on 07 January 2020
Air France customer service
Earlier in the day, Miguna said Lufthansa Airlines had prevented him from boarding a flight in Berlin, Germany on Monday night following a red alter issue by the Kenyan government. He later said he was allowed on the flight and said he would be arriving at JKIA on Wednesday at 9:45am.
It was not immediately clear if the trip from Paris to Nairobi was part of Miguna’s original itinerary, who had on Monday indicated he was in Germany and getting ready to board a Lufthansa flight to Nairobi.
At issue over Miguna’s travel nightmare is the question over his citizenship. The Kenyan immigration department says Miguna Miguna became a Canadian citizen prior to the promulgation of the new Kenyan Constitution in 2010 that allows for dual citizenship, but to date has not applied to regain his Kenyan citizenship as the Constitution demands.
In 2018, the Kenyan government confiscated a Kenyan passport in Miguna’s possession, saying he acquired it illegally. The government also deported him to Canada.
Miguna however insists he is a bonafide Kenyan citizen by birth and has vowed not to re-apply for Kenyan citizenship or enter Kenya with a Canadian passport and a Kenyan visitor visa.
The Kenyan government through the Deirectorate of Immigration Services had on Monday said it would comply with a court order facilitating Miguna’s entry into Kenya.
Air France removed me from Flight AF0814 from Charles De Gaulle Airport to JKIA, which was about to take off. Despot Uhuru Kenyatta and Conman Raila Odinga are so afraid, cowardly, tyrannical and weak that they have sent RED ALERTS to all airlines. We shall never surrender! pic.twitter.com/SRdOZqlvxR
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) January 7, 2020