Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria says deported lawyer Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan national and should be given back his Kenyan passport.
In a Facebook post, MP Kuria explains that Miguna’s case was solved after the passing of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution, which provides for dual citizenship.
“In 2009, I wrote to then Prime Minister Raila Odinga alerting him that he was keeping in his office a Canadian citizen by the name of Miguna Miguna. Raila through then Immigration Minister the late Gerald Otieno Kajwang said that Miguna was indeed a Kenyan and even produced a copy of his Kenyan passport issued in Kisumu,” writes Kuria.
“When we allowed dual citizenship in the 2010 constitution the matter ended there. Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan. We should send a Boda Boda courier with his clean passport to give it to him at JKIA when he lands.”
Miguna, who was deported twice last year, last week announced he will land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi on January 7th at 9:25 pm aboard a Lufthansa flight LH 590.
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.
The following month, 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.