Kenya: Matiang’i wants judges probed in Miguna row

Published: 3/Apr/2018
Source: Business Daily (Nairobi)

By Edwin Mutai

The Ministry of Interior has petitioned the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) to investigate judges and lawyers who handled the saga surrounding the deportation of Miguna Miguna.

Interior secretary Fred Matiang’i told Parliament that the government has also appealed a High Court ruling issued by Justice George Odunga that fined him, Inspector General Joseph Boinett and Immigration PS Gordon Kihalangwa Sh200,000 each for failing to appear before court in person and to produce Dr Miguna.

Dr Miguna returned from Canada where he had been deported to after swearing in Nasa leader Raila Odinga as the people’s president and caused a four-day drama at the busy Jomo Kenyatta International Airport leading to his second deportation via Dubai after refusing to surrender his Canadian passport for stamping by Immigration officials.

Dr Miguna also tore documents he was given to regularise his Kenyan citizenship, which Dr Matiang’i said he renounced in June 2017 by renewing his Canadian passport.

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Themes: Dual Nationality, Loss and Deprivation of Nationality, Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Kenya
Year: 2018