Deported Kenyan lawyer Dr. Miguna Miguna has announced he will return to the country next month.
Miguna, who was deported from the country last year, took to Twitter on Sunday to announce that he will land at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi on January 11th.
“My Flight to my Mother Land will land at the JKIA on January 11, 2020. To CJ @dkmaraga, @Kenyajudiciary , my lawyers, KNCHR and @lawsocietykenya: Court Orders must be OBEYED. Ensure COMPLIANCE with Justice Mwita’s ORDERS of December 14, 2018,” Miguna tweeted.
Miguna was first deported in February last year days after his arrest over his role in the mock swearing-in of Odinga on January 30th, 2018. The immigration department later said that Miguna was in Kenya illegally as he had renounced his Kenyan citizenship when acquiring a Canadian passport.
The following month, he attempted to return to Kenya through JKIA but was banished after spending several hours at the airport’s detention facility.
In December 2018, the High Court ruled that Miguna is a Kenyan by birth and holding a Canadian passport does not deny him his birthright. In his ruling, Justice Chacha Mwita declared that the State violated his rights by deporting him and awarded Miguna Sh7.2 million in compensation.