February 23, 2020

Miguna cancels return trip to Kenya until further notice

Lawyer Miguna Miguna at his holding cell at JKIA's Terminal 2. [courtesy]

The much awaited return of self-styled NRM ‘general’ and NASA activist Miguna Miguna has come to an unprecedented and rude shock after he announced cancellation of his plan.

He was expected to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday at 4pm.

In a statement via social media, Miguna said his decision not to come to Kenya was informed by the Immigration department’s refusal to grant him re-entry.

“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights on my behalf, and on advice from legal counsel, I have instructed my advocates to immediately bring to the attention of the court the continued wilful contempt of its orders,” said Miguna.

“I was determined to arrive home on schedule, however, just before my departure; I reluctantly cancelled my flight to Nairobi and postponed my next arrival date,” he added.

He said the court must give further direction into the matter.

On Sunday, Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa said as far as the state is concerned, Miguna is not a Kenyan citizen and that he must apply for Kenyan citizenship afresh.

Since then, Miguna remained mum on the issue until today when he was widely expected to be in the country.

He said he will announce his next return date.