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January 20, 2019

Aluta Continua, Miguna declares after deportation nullified

Lawyer Miguna Miguna addresses the media at Nasa's Okoa Kenya office in Nairobi, February 1, 2018. /JACK OWUOR
Lawyer Miguna Miguna addresses the media at Nasa's Okoa Kenya office in Nairobi, February 1, 2018. /JACK OWUOR

Aluta Continua (The struggle continues)!

These were the words of controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna after the High Court declared on Thursday that the order for his deportation was null and void.

"We, the NRMKe, Kenyan patriots and freedom fighters, believe in and are fully committed to the rule of law. Thanks and congratulations, Counsel. I'm grateful for the work," Miguna wrote on Twitter.

The lawyer and politician, who declared himself the general of the National Resistance Movement, added that the Opposition's Nasa coalition will use the Constitution as the "spear and the shield" in the fight against despots.

The deportation directed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i was nullified by Judge Luka Kimaru. He further directed Immigration director Gordon Kihalagwa to surrender Miguna's passports to court within seven days.

The government forced the National Resistance Movement 'general' to Canada after he participated in Nasa leader Raila Odinga's swearing-in at Nairobi's Uhuru Park on January 30.

The lawyer said he would be back and noted that his Kenyan citizenship cannot be revoked as he was born in the country.

More on this: Miguna deportation illegal, surrender his passports, Kimaru orders

Also read: I'll fight to the end, defiant Miguna says after deportation

Raila, the chief of the National Super Alliance, has rejected rule by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto despite the Supreme Court's decision to uphold their election.

He had himself sworn-in as the People's President but the future is uncertain as his co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper) is yet to take his oath as the People's Deputy President.

The others in the partnership are Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress) and Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang'ula (Ford Kenya).

Related: Raila revamps ODM as NASA stares at acrimonious split

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