Matiang'i makes u-turn in Miguna miguna's case

CS Fred Matiang’i makes unexpected change.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i at a past function

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday dropped the petition filed at the Court of Appeal in regards to compensation for damages to Miguna Miguna’s property.

Matiang’i through the Attorney General Paul Kihara, had moved to the appeals court to challenge the ruling by Justice Chacha Mwita that required the Interior CS and PS Kihalangwa to compensate Miguna Sh270,000.

Mwita indicated that the action by the court was aimed to prevent government officials from such acts in the future.

The two government officials were also required to pay the controversial politician a sum of Sh7 million.

According to the court, Miguna was legally a Kenyan citizen and he had not lost his citizenship as earlier claimed by the government during the politician’s deportation.

Miguna's Kenyan citizenship

The government in March had argued that Miguna had lost his Kenyan citizenship after he acquired a Canadian passport at a time dual citizenship was not recognized by the constitution.

The High Court also disregarded the gazette that outlawed the National Resistance Movement (NRM).

Miguna, who is a lawyer, was deported twice despite a court order being issued to have him released after being detained at JKIA.

The legal team led by Cliff Ombeta, had claimed that Miguna was sedated and put in cuffs before being forced aboard a Dubai bound plane.

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