Why Miguna was deported to Canada.

NRM 'General' Miguna Miguna aboard a KLM flight to Amsterdam, Canada last night when the Government of Kenya deported him.

Self-proclaimed National Resistance Movement (NRM) ‘General’ Miguna Miguna was on Tuesday night deported from Kenya to Canada.

According to his lawyer Nelson Havi, Miguna was placed into a KLM flight departing Nairobi for Amsterdam minutes to 10pm.

“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,” another lawyer Nelson Havi wrote on Twitter.

Through an official communication on twitter via NEXUS, the state has also confirmed sending Miguna back to Canada. 

The official government newsroom said on Twitter, ‘‘Miguna is headed home. The court ordered he gets released and the interior ministry obeyed the orders and even assisted him with a flight ticket home.”

The account added that Mr Miguna ‘‘renewed his Canadian passport on 16th June 2017.”

A senior government official said when Mr Miguna was arrested, the Canadian government had written to Kenya expressing concerns that their citizen was being harassed and they wanted him back.

He said that the Interior Ministry will give a detailed statement in this morning.

He said when Mr Miguna was arrested, the Canadian government had written to Kenya expressing concerns that their citizen was being harassed and they wanted him back.

Miguna is said to hold a dual Kenyan-Canadian citizenship but there are reports that he renounced his Kenyan citizenship to acquire Canadian citizenship back when the laws of the of the land did not allow dual citizenship.

Just before 2007, Miguna returned as an adviser but never bothered to become a Kenyan citizen again even after the 2010 constitution allowed for it thus sticking around on Canadian passport and a renewable Kenyan visa. 

Reports of his deportation came just hours after High Court Judge Luka Kimaru ordered his immediate release from police custody.

Orders by the judge were that Miguna should be set free on an anticipatory bail of Sh. 50,000 as granted by court last week and should appear before the Kajiado Resident Magistrate Court on February 14.

The judge also directed that other charges preferred against Miguna would be contrary to the law, adding that he would not leave the courthouse until Miguna was brought before him.

Last evening, NASA supporters who had filled the Milimani courtroom were restless on whether he had been freed after Judge Kimaru ordered for his release.

The judge said he would not leave the premises until Miguna was brought before him.

“I have been informed that he is in the building, so it remains that he is free,” the judge said before he walked out of the courtroom, leaving NASA supporters shouting and demanding to see him.

The charge sheet against Mr Miguna alleged that he “was present and consented to the administering of an oath to Raila Amollo Odinga purporting to bind him to commit a capital offence of treason,” leading to fears among opposition supporters that the NASA leader could also be arrested and charged with committing treason.



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