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Kibicho: Miguna requires a visa to re-enter Kenya

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Kibicho: Miguna requires a visa to re-enter Kenya

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Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho has declared that the embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna will not be allowed into the country unless he gets his travel documents at the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, Canada.

In response to Miguna’s application filed at Milimani Law Courts, the PS maintained that no government agency had issued a ‘red alert’ restraining international airlines from flying Miguna into the country. However, he clarified that the lawyer should get his travel papers at the Kenya High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, to re-enter the country.

According to the PS, Dr Miguna was travelling on a Canadian passport as a Canadian citizen and, therefore, he requires a visa to be allowed to board a flight to Kenya.

“I confirm that no government agency has issued any so-called red alert to Air France and Lufthansa Group (operating as German Airlines) concerning Miguna’s travel to Kenya,” Dr. Kibicho told the High Court in Milimani, on Thursday.

On Tuesday, Dr. Miguna Miguna told KTN, in an interview, that the government of Kenya had sent an alert to Air France in the morning of his botched return to the country after a forced exile in 2018.

Miguna was deported in March 2018 after swearing-in ODM party leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President of Kenya.’

In December 2018, High Court Judge, Justice Chacha Mwita ruled that Miguna’s deportation was illegal and ordered the government to return his passport which was seized and perforated before his forced exile.

Following his foiled return on November 16, 2021, Miguna’s lawyers led by Dr. John Khaminwa and Law Society of Kenya president Nelson Havi, went to court seeking orders to lift the red alerts.

In their application, Miguna’s legal team is seeking a mandatory order for Air France to let their client board the Airline’s immediate next available flight to Nairobi and disregard any red alert or restriction by the Government of Kenya.

High Court will rule on the matter on November 22, 2021.

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