Government Challenges Court Ruling Over Miguna’s Case

by Mahakamani News
Miguna Miguna addressing journalists

The government will seek redress at a higher court in Justice Luka Kimaru’s ruling on Miguna Miguna.

The judge declared lawyer Miguna Miguna’s deportation illegal.

The government’s position is that every procedure and law was followed before Miguna was deported to his country of origin-Canada.

In a letter sent to newsrooms by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho, the government said it respects the decision to overturn the deportation but they do not agree with it.

Judge Luka Kimaru ruled that the declaration by Interior minister Fred Matiang’i was null and void.

“The desicion by the director of Immigration is illegal. Inspector General and DCI acted together with Gordon to defeat the orders of this court.” ruled the judge.

He directed Immigration director Gordon Kihalagwa to surrender Miguna’s passports to court within seven days.

Miguna was deported to Canada after his active involvement of NASA leader Raila Odinga’s swearing in now christened a mockery to the country on January 30.

In his signature slogan, Miguna mocked the government ‘come baby come’ one which he had also used to de-legitimise Odinga’s leadership.

Miguna, a lawyer said from Canada that he would be back and noted that his Kenyan citizenship cannot be revoked as he was born in the country.

He said police should have taken him to the courts as judges ordered instead of seizing his passports and driving him to the JKIA.

Justice Kimaru earlier ordered Kihalangwa to swear and file affidavits explaining circumstances under which Miguna was deported.

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