Immigration department director Gordon Kihalangwa has surrendered lawyer Miguna Miguna’s passport to court in compliance with Justice Luka Kimaru’s directive.
Kimaru issued the directive on February 15 and gave the department seven days to submit the travel document.
The perforated document has now been attached to the court file concerning the lawyer, whose troubles began when he stamped documents
during Nasa leader Raila Odinga's 'swearing-in' as the People's President.
A February 20 letter from lawyer Fred Ngatia states:
“In compliance with orders issued on February 15, we attach the perforated passport of the applicant.
“The compliance, however, is without prejudice to our client’s rights to challenge the legal validity of the orders issued by the court."
According to the lawyer, Migunas passport has perforated following his controversial deportation.
Perforation is a standard procedure once a holder is deported.
This means Miguna will have to apply for a new passport.
The passport was issued to the self-declared General of the
National Resistance Movement
on March, 23 2009 and confiscated on February 6.
Kimaru said Miguna's deportation was illegal but Interior CS Fred Matiang'i insisted he followed the law.
Miguna now wants the state compelled to facilitate his return to Kenya.