Why Human Rights activist Maina Kiai was detained at JKIA

Here is why the Human Rights Activist was detained

Its reported that Miana was detained, simply because the immigration office was demanding to see his clearance before he leaves the country.

Maina who was supposed to catch a flight at 7:50am found himself in a standoff when immigration people refused to stamp his passport.

Maina Kiai is a Kenyan lawyer and human rights activist who formerly served as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. He is also a member of the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC).

The immigration supervisor at the airport Nancy Nganga didn't say why Kiai needs clearance yet he isn't a government official.

Recently KHRC has been in trouble with the government after their ordered their accounts to be frozen.

They obtained orders from a court stopping NGO coordination board boss Fazul Mahamed from executing the freeze order.

Later, immigration allowed him to leave.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

James Wokabi wraps it up at Capital FM after 18 years

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

Atwoli outlines why MPs need hefty salaries and allowances

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

5 Killed in grisly accident along Nairobi-Mombasa highway

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Ruto assembles 40 clergymen to cleanse State House before moving in

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Rigathi Gachagua mourns elder brother with emotional message

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Ruto instructs Gachagua to hold crisis meeting

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Inside Ruto's busy schedule: Key engagements and 6 crucial meetings

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

Ruto: Why I appointed Uhuru peace envoy despite past political differences

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit

DP Gachagua's 2 promises to Nyanza residents during Kisumu visit