The government of Kenya has confirmed kicking lawyer Miguna Miguna out of the country days after he was arrested over the oath of NASA leader Raila Odinga.
Authorities used his Canadian citizenship to force him to fly to Canada just hours after the court ruled that police release him immediately.
Miguna was reportedly put into a KLM flight departing Nairobi for Amsterdam minutes to 10pm.
This came hours after the High Court in Nairobi stopped all cases against him following police failure to produce him at the Milimani court.
One of Miguna’s lawyers, Nelson Havi, said on Twitter: “We are reliably informed that Miguna Miguna has been forced into a KLM flight for “deportation” to Canada. Now, how do you deport a Kenyan? This Country has been overrun by criminals”.
On Wednesday at 12.19am, Nexus Kenya, the Jubilee government newsroom posted on its official Twitter account: “Miguna is headed home. The court ordered he gets released and @InteriorKE obeyed the orders and even assisted him with a flight ticket home. Please note he renewed his Canadian Passport on 16th June 2017”.
According to the Interior Ministry spokesman, Mwenda Njoka, Miguna denounced his Kenyan citizenship years back, acquired Canadian citizenship and never reclaimed his Kenyan citizenship in the legally prescribed manner.