Deported controversial Kenyan opposition supporter and lawyer Miguna Miguna has said he will return to the country on 16 May, insisting he was a citizen by birth.
Miguna, who holds a Canadian passport, was removed from Kenya twice over his role in the mock swearing-in of veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president” in January.
The lawyer tweeted late Friday that he will return to “Kenya on 16 May, 2018”.
“I am a Kenyan citizen by birth. The High Court has ordered
@FredMatiangi, @GKihalangwa, @JBoinnet and KInoti 13 times to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my return to Kenya as a Kenyan unconditionally”.
Fred Matiangi is Kenya’s interior minister while Gordon Kihalangwa and Joseph Boinnet are the country’s immigration and police chiefs, respectively.
I AM RETURNING TO KENYA ON MAY 16, 2018. I am a Kenyan citizen by birth. The High Court has ordered @FredMatiangi, @GKihalangwa, @JBoinnet and KInoti 13 times to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my return to Kenya as a Kenyan unconditionally. #BringMigunaHome
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) May 5, 2018
Miguna was deported to Canada twice despite the high court ordering the Kenyan government not to do so.
“I am a Kenyan, I’m not traveling with a Canadian passport, this is what I am traveling with (waving his national identity card.) I’m a Kenyan by birth, I’m not going to get nobody’s visa,” he said before being deported.
Miguna has since fallen out with Mr Odinga over a reconciliation deal reached with president Uhuru Kenyatta, describing the move as a betrayal of the people’s trust.