Embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna has laughed down a government statement issued Monday, indicating its willingness to comply with a court order on the political activist’s return, set for Jan. 7.
The order issued in December 2018 had directed the Directorate of Immigration to not only allow Miguna his right to enter his motherland but to also facilitate the same.
His return was further reinforced Monday by the High Court, which ordered the unconditional return of Miguna into Kenya.
Court ORDERS issued today.
1) Miguna Miguna to enter Kenya UNCONDITIONALLY.
2) Miguna's ID card enough for entering Kenya.
3) The KNCHR to present Miguna's Kenya Passort No. A116842 at immigration for identity purposes.
4. Full access by advocates and KNCHR at Immigration. pic.twitter.com/6K5g6yIOZR
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) January 6, 2020
Further, the court ruled that the embattled lawyer’s national identity card is enough documentation for him to enter the country, coupled with his passport number.
The government is still in possession of Miguna’s actual passport.
Hours before the highly anticipated touchdown of Miguna’s flight on Kenyan soil, Immigration Director-General Alexander Muteshi issued a statement, acknowledging that the government was aware of Miguna’s imminent return, and was ready to honour all court orders regarding the event that is expected to turn dramatic, nevertheless.
According to the self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general, however, the government statement is just a means of trying to save face after having grossly disregarded numerous court orders dating back to his deportation in 2018.
“Let the rogues comply with all the Court Orders issued today and the numerous ones issued in 2018. A good start would be the delivery of my Kenyan Passport,” he Tweeted on Tuesday.
Miguna was deported twice after the dramatic swearing-in of ODM leader Raila Odinga, as the People’s President, after the disputed 2017 General Election.
He was first kicked out of the country in February 2018, and later in March.