Government speaks on buying air ticket for Miguna

Miguna is expected in the country on Wednesday.

The Government, which the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNHCR) wrote to requesting for facilitation of his return including buying air ticket, has warned lawyer Mr Miguna not to expect any special treatment when he lands.

Government spokesman Eric Kiraithe on Sunday said Miguna will have to comply with all the travel requirements, sentiments shared by Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa, who trashed possibilities of buying ticket for Miguna, “as the Court did not touch on that matter.”

"We would not want the government to shift its attention to one man’s travelling," Kiraithe said.

Miguna over the weekend through his social media channels said he was yet to receive his passport as was directed by the courts, pending his Wednesday return, which he has named ‘cast on granite’. His only hope is 13 courts.

Last week, the KNCHR wrote to Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa to give Miguna a valid passport and air ticket.

"They have disobeyed Justice Luka Kimaru’s court order of February 15, which clearly stated their purported cancellation of my citizenship and passport were null and void and directed them to deliver my “valid Kenyan passport” to the High Court registry," Miguna said.

He added: "They have also continued to disobey Justice Chacha Mwita’s order that directed them to issue me with a travel document and facilitate my unconditional return to Kenya."

He continued, "They have even refused to obey the order directing that the KNCHR be allowed access  to the immigration and customs areas. It’s just impunity, pure and simple."

But Kiraithe said the standard procedure of clearing travelers into the country will apply to Miguna.

"Miguna Miguna is an old traveler. He knows what to do to gain entry into the country procedurally," he said.


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