How International Media reported Miguna's deportation

Miguna Miguna, according to the Government, was deported on Tuesday.

The London-based , which has a footprint in Kenya, reported of a blatant Government’s attempt to illegally deport Mr Miguna, adding that “there was no legal justification for the deportation of Miguna Miguna, who was born in Kenya but also holds Canadian nationality.”

Miguna’s eventual deportation on Tuesday night was a culmination of a purported crackdown on the Nasa politicians who attended the illegal swearing-in of Mr Odinga at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on January 30, a contention the paper applauds.

“They said it was part of the escalating crackdown in the wake of opposition leader Raila Odinga swearing himself in as “people’s president” last week, an act the government regards as an attempted coup,” the Financial Times reported Wednesday.

On its part, Bloombergreported of a wave of pockets of protests on Tuesday following the delayed appearance of Mr Miguna in court for sentencing, adding that “the impasse between the opposition and the government is hindering a return to “political normality” and the revival of Kenya’s economy.”

Economic power house

The online channel which has great interest in Kenya’s economic power in the region, expressed fears that “the dispute over the annulled August ballot and a repeat election in October depressed economic activity in the second half of 2017 and growth for the year is expected to slow to 4.8 percent from 5.8 percent in 2016.”

With the headline ‘Kenya deports opposition politician who attended oath event’, The Washington Post on Wednesday reported of charged efforts by the lawyers working on Miguna’s case, who “have demanded the freedom of Miguna, who had been in detention despite court orders on Friday and Monday for his release.” on its part, quipped that the Opposition leader was forced out of the country, a move that “shocked Kenyans” and the Raila Odinga-led Opposition. The publication made reference to numerous official Twitter communications from State House, which validated the deportation of Mr Miguna.

CNN, the BBC and Al Jazeera had not reported on the matter at the time of publishing the article. CGTN Africa, however, quoted Miguna's lawyer, Nelson Havi, who broke the news of the deportation via Twitter.


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