High Court orders release of Miguna Miguna from JKIA detention

Written By: KBC Reporters
2010

Miguna Miguna landed at the JKIA on Monday 2.30pm aboard an Emirates flight.
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The High Court has ordered for the release of Miguna Miguna who is still being held at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 24 hours since landing in the country on Monday at 2.30pm from Canada.

High court Judge Roselyn Aburili has also ordered that Miguna miguna be presented in the court  on Wednesday, March 28th.

The  Judge issued the order after lawyers  representing Miguna Miguna led by John Khaminwa moved to court seeking his immediate release and unrestricted right to enter and remain in the country on the basis of his Kenyan passport and his Kenyan National Identity card.

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The lawyers also sought orders barring the government from further deporting Miguna.

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Appearing before Justice Aburili, lawyers John Khaminwa, Nelson Havi and Julie Soweto  representing Miguna argued that that the Immigration Department refused to comply with the court order directing them to issue Miguna with travel documents to enable him to re-enter and remain in the country.

In a certificate of urgency Miguna claims the government unlawfully seized his Canadian passport in a clear attempt to have him declared. In the application Miguna want the court to grant him unrestricted right to re-enter and remain in the country and further stop the state from deporting him grant.

This coming as a section of opposition legislators sought an explanation from the government on the whereabouts of the controversial lawyer.

The Canadian lawyer landed at the JKIA on Monday 2.30pm aboard an Emirates flight. And after close to 10 hours of push and shove, the Immigration Department attempted to bungle him into an Emirates Flight, but Miguna resisted the move and has been detained at the JKIA since then.

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Those named as respondents in the case include Interior Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinett, Director of immigration Gordon Kihalagwa, DCI boss George Kinoti among others.

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