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Court summons AG over Miguna deportation drama – KBC

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Miguna was last Tuesday blocked from flying on two different flights destined for Nairobi due to a red alert issued by the government

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The High Court has summoned Attorney General Kihara Kariuki to explain why court orders allowing controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna to return to Kenya have been flouted.

Justice John Mativo ordered the Attorney General to appear before the court on Monday to explain why the immigration department had failed to comply with the orders.

While issuing the summons Friday morning, the judge accused the government of going against court orders.

On Monday, High Court judge Weldon Korir ordered the state to facilitate Miguna’s return unconditionally.

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Miguna was last Tuesday blocked from flying on two different flights destined for Nairobi due to a red alert issued by the government.

He was deported to Canada, where he is a citizen, nearly two years ago. His Kenyan passport was taken away and allegedly perforated when he was first deported in February 2018.

His attempt to enter the country a month later resulted in his second deportation after dramatic scenes at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

This week, Miguna was scheduled to return to the country and had obtained a court order barring the government from stopping his entry.

However, the government spokesperson Cyrus Oguna stated that allowing Miguna into the country without valid travel documents amounted to a breach of the international aviation regulations.

He directed Miguna to apply for a new passport at any Kenyan missions abroad. Miguna was bundled out of the country in February 2018.

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