Miguna: MPs allied to NASA call on President Uhuru to intervene

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ODM Sec Gen Edwin Sifuna says Matiang'i, Kinoti, Kihalangwa and Boinnet should be denied audience in all courts until Miguna is brought back to the country.

Members of Parliament allied to the National Super Alliance (NASA) have called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in twists and turns surrounding lawyer Miguna Miguna’s deportation.

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In a show of solidarity with lawyer Miguna Miguna, the over 20 MPs from ODM, Wiper, and ANC party called on the President to quickly put an end to what they termed as impunity at the interior ministry.

Addressing the press Thursday morning outside Parliament buildings, the Mps condemned the manner in which Miguna’s case is being handled by relevant authorities since his arrival from Canada on Monday afternoon where he had been deported to after the controversial swearing in of NASA leader Raila Odinga.

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The MPs said events surrounding lawyer Miguna’s case might jeopardize gains realized after the peace deal and hand shake between the President and Odinga.

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They however commended the Judiciary for standing for the rule of law.

The MPs said that they will not allow the country to sink to lawlessness, saying they are determined to ensure the rule of law is respected by all.

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Elsewhere, Opposition leader, Raila Odinga, led other opposition dignitaries to Milimani Law Courts Thursday morning in a show of support for deported lawyer and National Resistance Movement leader, Miguna Miguna.

Among those who joined Odinga to the law courts were businessman Jimi Wanjigi and law professor Makau Mutua who attended a contempt of court case against Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa, and IG Joseph Boinnet.

High Court Judge George Odunga convicted the three officials on Wednesday and ordered that they appear in court today for sentencing.

Odunga adjourned the hearing for an hour to give time the trio’s lawyer to produce the officials in court before he makes his final ruling.

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Human rights officials wore yellow ribbons in their own show of solidarity amid their demands for the government to respect court orders.

The judge further ordered that Miguna be released unconditionally, warning that if the state officials fail to release him, the court will not grant them audience when they appear.

Miguna has been deported to Dubai and his lawyers want the three top officials jailed for six months.

 

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