"IMPUNITY"

'I'll never, ever surrender!' Defiant Miguna vows on Kenya 'blockade'

Miguna claimed that Kenya has been held hostage by people who don't care about court orders.

In Summary

• Miguna claimed that Kenya has been held hostage by people who don't care about court orders.

• 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.

Miguna Miguna in Berlin, Germany.
Miguna Miguna in Berlin, Germany.
Image: TWITTER/MIGUNA MIGUNA

Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has said he will never surrender in his pursuit to return to the country.

Miguna who has been in exile since 2018, said the Kenyan Government can block him into coming to Kenya but he will never cave in.

"Here is my promise and commitment...It doesn't matter what they do to me. It doesn't matter how brutal or repressive they become against me," he said via Twitter on Wednesday.

"It doesn't matter how many court orders they disobey. It doesn't matter how long they force me into exile. But I will never, ever surrender."

Miguna claimed that Kenya has been held hostage by people who don't care about court orders.

"I've proven that the violation of my rights and disobedience of court orders is about impunity," he said.

"This has never been about citizenship, travel documents. The struggle continues."

Miguna, who holds citizenship for both Kenya and Canada, was first deported in February 2018 after taking part in the swearing-in of ODM party leader Raila Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018.  

The High court has on numerous occasions issued orders restraining the government from interfering with his entry to Kenya, and that the Government of Kenya and its senior officials facilitate Miguna’s return to Kenya and grant him unconditional entry at the time of his choosing.

These orders have not been complied with.

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.

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.

Edited by D Tarus