Exiled fiery Canadian-based lawyer and the self-proclaimed ‘General’ of the outlawed National Resistance Movement (NRM) Miguna Miguna has reignited spirited push for his return into the country ahead of President -elect William Ruto’s swearing in slated for Tuesday next week at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi.
Through his lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga, Miguna has formally written to the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua demanding facilitation to travel to Nairobi ahead of the much awaited ceremony.
In the letter directed to the Assumptions of Office Committee, he gave Kinyua a 24 hours’ ultimatum to facilitate his travel, specifically by giving him emergency travel documents and lifting red alerts issued to airlines in 2018.
“Your Committee has an overarching duty and legal obligation to ensure that our client is facilitated to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the 5th President, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto, without fail,” his letter reads.
He argued that government officials in the outgoing regime have failed to comply with court orders, which had directed them to facilitate his return to Kenya.
“Without an iota of legality, some notorious operatives of the outgoing regime forcefully removed our client from the Kenyan territory. Since then, numerous court orders have been issued against the officials of the outgoing administration, directing them to facilitate our client’s return,” he stated.
He now wants Kinyua to facilitate his return and replace his old passport.
Miguna was deported back in 2018 in a dramatic fiery resistance from the outspoken lawyer.
Kenyan officials argued the lawyer – who holds dual Canadian nationality – is not a citizen, however Miguna, who was flown to Dubai, said their motives were politically instigated.