Kenya Kwanza allies want outgoing Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i to be forced to pay exiled lawyer, Miguna Miguna, Ksh 7 million, as ordered by the court.
Attorney Nelson Havi led the uproar, arguing that the Supreme Court ordered the CS and the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti to pay Miguna damages for the numerous times they disobeyed orders issued to facilitate the activist’s return. .
The new development came minutes after Miguna was given a new passport, as promised by the administration of President William Ruto.
“Another big score for the rule of law. The decree to pay Ksh 7 million in damages by Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa and George Kinoti jointly and severally must now be executed against the three,” Havi said.
LSK President Nelson Havi (right) takes a selfie with controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna on March 26, 2018.
Earlier, the Canadian-based lawyer shared an image of his new passport, reassuring him that his return to the country after four years in exile was one order away.
Miguna thanked President Ruto and made a snide remark to the retired head of state, Uhuru Kenyatta, and opposition leader, Raila Odinga, who he accused of frustrating his return home.
1687 days after Uhuru, Raila, Matiang’i, Kibicho and Kihalangwa conspired to confiscate and destroy my passport, Ruto provided me with a new one.
“Waiting for the red warnings to be lifted. I didn’t have to sign the forms they were talking about,” Miguna said.
On September 13, Miguna announced that the red warnings issued against him would eventually be lifted.
Ruto had vowed to bring the exiled lawyer back after taking office.
“We will bring Miguna back to the country in the shortest possible time. He is a Kenyan and even if he committed a crime we have laws against which he would be prosecuted,” the president confirmed.
Miguna was not allowed to return to Kenya, despite the court ordering Matiang’i and his Foreign Office counterpart Raychelle Omamo to provide him with emergency travel documents to the Kenya High Commissions in Canada or Germany.
The court further ruled that his Kenyan identity card could not be used as a travel document. Matiang’i had asked Miguna to complete a one-page document for citizenship re-registration, arguing that the promulgation of the 2010 constitution abolished dual citizenship.
President William Ruto signing the book of condolence for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the residence of the UK High Commissioner, Muthaiga, Nairobi, on Wednesday, September 15, 2022.