MIGUNA KEEPS FIGTING

Miguna fails to get travel documents for a second day

Once in possession of the emergency travel document, he will be allowed to board flight.

In Summary

• Justice Hedwig Ong'undi said Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo must ensure the said order is complied with.

• Once in possession of the emergency travel document, Air France should allow him to board an available flight to Kenya with immediate effect.

Miguna Miguna.
Miguna Miguna.
Image: FILE

Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has for the second day visited the Kenyan embassy in Berlin to present a court order demanding he be issued with an emergency travel document.

On Monday, the High Court directed Miguna to obtain an emergency travel document from the Kenyan High Commission in Ottawa Canada, or Berlin Germany within 72 hours.

Justice Hedwig Ong'undi said Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo must ensure the said order is complied with.

Once in possession of the emergency travel document, Air France should allow him to board an available flight to Kenya with immediate effect.

But on the same day when the court issued the order, Miguna went to the embassy but he alleged that the staff at the embassy said that if they comply with Justice Ong'udi's order and issue him with travel documents, they would lose their jobs.

He returned there on Tuesday with a physical copy of the court order and copies of his lawyer's emails to the embassy and CS for Foreign Affairs.

“Ms. Mungai, Ms. Malinda, and Mr. Karuma refused to comply with the Order,” Miguna said.

He has vowed to continue with the struggle until the court order is respected.

Earlier on, Miguna had refused to apply for citizenship saying that he never lost it, since he is Kenyan citizenship by birth.

Last week, Interior PS Karanja Kibicho said no government agency has issued any red alert to the Lufthansa Group and Air France in relation to Miguna’s travel to Kenya.

In response to a fresh case filed by Miguna seeking the lifting of the red alerts, Kibicho in an affidavit dated November 17 said the entire application by Miguna is based on hearsay and inadmissible evidence and ought to be struck out.