Lawyer Miguna Miguna says Lufthansa Airlines has apologized to him following the Tuesday incident where he was barred from boarding a Nairobi-bound flight due a red alert allegedly issued by the Kenyan government.
In a tweet on Thursday, Miguna, who is still stuck in Germany, said he had accepted the apology from the airline.
“The Lufthansa Group which owns and operates @lufthansa, the airline that acquiesced to an illegal RED ALERT by Despot Uhuru Kenyatta and cancelled my flight LH590 to Nairobi on January 6, 2020, has FORMALLY APOLOGIZED to me. I accept their apology,” Miguna wrote adding that the government of Kenya was yet to withdraw the red alert.
“…the illegal "red alert" Despot Uhuru Kenyatta issued against @lufthansa and other airlines has not been cancelled or withdrawn.”
The government maintains Miguna must apply for a new passport at any Kenyan mission abroad if he is to be allowed back to the country but Miguna insisted he will not do so. He said the government must obey court orders that directed he is allowed back unconditionally.
“The Court has not ordered Miguna to apply for a new passport at an embassy abroad. The Court ORDERED the despots to RETURN Miguna where they illegally took him from - his Runda House - on February 2, 2018. Miguna doesn't need a passport to return to his house,” tweeted Miguna.
“The despots illegally took my valid Kenyan passport and destroyed it after destroying my house with explosives, detaining and torturing me. The Court has ruled 17 times that they must return or replace it and facilitate my entry into Kenya UNCONDITIONALLY. Period!”