Source: The East African (Nairobi)
By MAUREEN KAKAH
A Kenyan court has awarded opposition firebrand Dr Miguna Miguna Ksh7 million ($70,000) as compensation for the violation of his rights during his deportation to Canada.
In the ruling on Friday, High Court Judge Enoch Chacha Mwita said Mr Miguna’s deportation was unlawful and in violation of the Constitution.
Concerning Mr Miguna’s passport, Justice Mwita said its cancellation and the declaration that he was a prohibited immigrant was unconstitutional.
The judge declared this decision null and noted that if the lawyer had to be sent away, the process should have been carried out in line with the Fair Administrative Act.
« I find and hold that he did not lose his citizenship upon acquiring a Canadian passport, » said Justice Mwita.
« He was entitled to due process and I hereby award him Ksh7 million for violation of his rights. »