Kenya: Miguna: I’m held in tiny, filthy toilet without food and water

Published: 29/Mar/2018
Source: The Star (Nairobi)

By Felix Olick

Fiery lawyer Miguna Miguna says that for three days he has been held captive in a filthy and cramped toilet since he landed on Monday at JKIA.

The self-declared NRM ‘general’, who was dramatically detained after a failed deportation attempt on Monday, protested he has been subjected to inhumane treatment. He swore in Raila Odinga as the People’s President on January 30. In a statement to newsrooms yesterday, he said he has been denied the right to counsel, water and medical attention.

Miguna said he has not showered since Sunday, when he started the trip to Kenya. “The toilet where I’m being held has no shower or bathtub. There is only hot water in the toilet, hence, I’m unable to wash my face and brush my teeth,” he said.

Miguna’s fresh woes at the hands of the state come hardly a month after he was held incommunicado in five separate police cells, before being forcibly deported to Canada. His deportation triggered international outrage after the government blatantly defied court orders to release him or produce him in court.

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