Exiled Kenyan Lawyer Miguna Miguna is on a last-minute to be cleared by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration to allow him to come back to Kenya before Tuesday 13th September 2022.
Miguna through his lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga delivered a letter to the Head of Public Service Dr. Joseph Kinyua, who is also the chairperson of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee.
The Canadian Barsitet was deported to Canada in 2018 and said that he would be glad to be part of Kenyans who would be ushering in the new administration.
He wants the transition team to fast track and facilitate his travel by clearing the obstacles that are hindering him from boarding any flight to Kenya or Africa.
“Your committee has an overreaching duty and legal obligation to ensure that our client is facilitated to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the 5th President His Excellency William Ruto without fail,” part of the letter reads.
My advocate, Adrian Kamotho Njenga (@adriankamotho1), has today delivered this letter to Joseph Kinyua, the chair of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee and OUTGOING Head of Public Service at @StateHouseKenya. Let’s wait and see his response. Viva! pic.twitter.com/XKA3a9lpgH
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) September 7, 2022
Kamoth also argued that the transition committee has been bestowed powers under the Constitution and Section 4 of the Assumption of Office of the President not limited to the imperative of the rule of law, democracy, human dignity, social justice, inclusiveness, human rights, and good governance.
“Further, may we have your earliest confirmation that all the red alerts and other unlawful restrictions that were ruthlessly imposed on our client have been lifted.”
Miguna also went ahead to tell Dr. Kinyua to replace a copy of his passport instead of the one that he claimed was defaced by the government officials.
His deportation in 2018 was linked to the unlawful swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the “People’s President” in Uhuru Park, after disputing the 2017 election.
Dr. Miguna has made several attempts to return to the country but the red alert notice has always hindered him. He maintains that he is a Kenyan citizen by birth and that at no point did he revoke his citizenship.