The sports category has moved to a new website.
ADVERTISEMENT

Miguna’s ID card is invalid, can this happen?

What the law says about Miguna's ID

Kihalangwa, who was appearing before the Committee together with Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Inspector General Joseph Boinnet to answer questions regarding Miguna’s forceful deportation, said that the Canadian-based lawyer’s ID was an illegal document.

"The ID card Miguna has today is an invalid document. Even if he regains his citizenship he will have to go to the National Registration Bureau to get an ID so that he can process his passport," he said.

Can your ID become invalid?

ADVERTISEMENT

According to the Registration of Persons Act, the Interior Minister can invalidate the ID card through a Gazette notice.

"Every identity card issued under this Act, whether or not expressed to be valid up to any particular date, shall continue to be valid up to such time as the Minister may by notice in the Gazette declare and upon such declaration every person with an identity card so declared to be invalid shall within ninety days of the declaration present himself before a registration officer to be registered in accordance with ,” the Act reads.

Last week, Miguna caused a huge standoff at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) when he refused to produce his Canadian passport. Instead, he offered his ID as a document to be used by the Immigration Department to clear him.

The Immigration office also handed Miguna documents meant regularize citizenship but he refused to sign.

According to Mr. Matiang'i and the Immigration boss, the self-proclaimed NRM General shredded the forms.

ADVERTISEMENT

Miguna said that applying for a Visa as a tourist would restrict him from conducting his political activities in the country.

Miguna's deportation

The Canadian-based lawyer ended up spending more than 72-hours at JKIA and was forcefully deported to Dubai on Thursday night.

However, Matiang’i refuted media reports that the self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) was deported to Dubai.

ADVERTISEMENT

Instead, the CS mentioned that Miguna was simply removed from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) as an UNDOCUMENTED person.

He also denied claims that Miguna was drugged by police officers stating that he was not aware as the lawyer was not in Kenya.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Diaspora PS Roseline Njogu honoured as honorary Georgia citizen

Diaspora PS Roseline Njogu honoured as honorary Georgia citizen

Ruto reveals timeline for deployment of police officers to Haiti

Ruto reveals timeline for deployment of police officers to Haiti

Sh980 million scholarships awarded to 22 vulnerable 2023 KCSE top students

Sh980 million scholarships awarded to 22 vulnerable 2023 KCSE top students

Why Obama slipped away before Ruto & Biden's toast at White House State Dinner

Why Obama slipped away before Ruto & Biden's toast at White House State Dinner

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Citizen TV's Ayub Abdikadir puts Biden on the hot seat with tough questions [Video]

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Ruto lands Sh477 billion deal for new Usahihi Expressway with 6 lanes

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Why Cheruiyot Kirui's body could be left on Mt. Everest after tragic adventure

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

Last moments of Cheruiyot Kirui who has died on Mt Everest [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

How Biden received Ruto at White House & what they discussed [Photos]

ADVERTISEMENT