Lawyer Miguna Miguna has responded to Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, who said that he needs to fill out a one-page document to be allowed back into the country.
In an interview with NTV, Matiang’i indicated that Miguna was to blame for his woes, saying he has failed to fill out Form 2 for citizenship re-registration.
He insisted that Miguna lost his citizenship due to the requirements of the old constitution, which did not provide for dual citizenship.
"When the new constitution was enacted which provides for dual citizenship, a process on how to regain the citizenship was enacted in the act, you have to regain your citizenship if you lost it. Over 300,000 Kenyans have regained their citizenship, the process is as simple as filling a one-page document," said Matiang’i.
"We have opened immigration offices across the world even in Canada...what is it that's so difficult in filling this one-page piece of paper?"
But in a rejoinder, Miguna stated that Matiang’i has continued to disobey court orders to facilitate his return, promising to ensure he faces the full force of the law in less than four months.
“Stop relitigating Justice Chacha Mwita’s ORDER in the media. On Dec. 14, 2018, the High Court held that Miguna Miguna NEVER LOST his Kenyan citizenship by birth. The Court of Appeal DISMISSED your appeal. OBEY Court Orders,” says Miguna.
He added: “No matter how long it takes, I will make sure that you obey all court orders and you are brought to account for your contempt of court! Make no mistake about it: power is fleeting. In less than 4 months, you will face the full force of the law. That’s a guarantee.”
Miguna was deported in February 2018 following his arrest for participating in the mock swearing-in of ODM leader Raila Odinga as ‘people’s president’.
The Immigration Department later indicated that Miguna was illegally in the country, saying he renounced his Kenyan citizenship while acquiring a Canadian passport.