My bag is already packed, let freedom ring - Miguna

Whether Miguna will be allowed to enter is another issue.

In Summary

•The former CJ announced that he’ll personally travel to Toronto to accompany the firebrand lawyer and self-declared national resistance movement (NRM)

•Via Twitter on Thursday, Miguna said he has already packed his bags.

Lawyer Miguna Miguna.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna.
Image: COURTESY

Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna has welcomed Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga's idea to bring him back  home.

Mutunga is expected to travel to Canada and come back with the deported lawyer next month.  

The former CJ announced that he’ll personally travel to Toronto to accompany the firebrand lawyer and self-declared national resistance movement (NRM)

Via Twitter on Thursday, Miguna said he has already packed his bags.

"We need more patriots to accompany CJ Emeritus: My bag is already parked. Let freedom ring. Viva!" he said.

He thanked Mutunga for the wise decision to travel to Canada.

"Thank you for the decision to travel to Canada and accompany me home on November 16," he said.

"It's 1,357 days (3 years, 8 months and 18 days) since I was forcefully exiled. We need genuine freedom. Let them remove the red alerts! I'm ready!"

Whether Miguna will be allowed to enter is another issue.

The authorities have controversially twice deported the former aide of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, despite several court orders restraining them.

Miguna, who hold citizenship for Kenya and Canada, was first deported in February 2018 after taking part in the  swearing-in of Raila as the 'People's President' at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018.

Lawyer Miguna presided over the  ceremony after the former Prime Minister and his team rejected the re-election of the President.

Prior to the deportation, Miguna was picked at his Runda home in the middle of the night in the raid that also targeted other opposition politicians who participated in the event.

The lawyer said that his house was severely damaged by explosives. Miguna was detained incommunicado for about six days.

Mutunga wants the state to "immediately and unconditionally withdraw the red alerts that it has issued against Miguna Miguna and allow all airlines to fly [him] to Kenya.”

He also want the state to publicly apologise to the lawyer and the country and then comply with the court orders.