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Freedom at last! Miguna Miguna changes his arrival date

By Wangu Kanuri September 23rd, 2022 2 min read

Embattled lawyer cum politician Miguna Miguna’s arrival date has been pushed to an earlier day.

The Kenyan lawyer based in Canada announced the changes on his Twitter handle saying, “Arrival date and time have been changed by popular demand. Arrival: October 20, 2022, at 6.00 am.”

Earlier on, Dr Miguna who had been in exile since 2018, had shared that he will be departing from Toronto on October 24, 2022.

“I will arrive at JKIA, Nairobi on October 25, 2022, at 8:20 pm,” he said.
The confirmation of his return comes barely two days after he posted his new passport.

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Miguna blames the outgoing Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i and PS Karanja Kibicho, for his deportation woes and has vowed to seek legal redress once he’s back.

Dr Miguna Miguna was deported following his role in the swearing-in of chief opposition leader Raila Odinga as the People’s President in 2018.

He was charged with treason-related offences and his attempts to return to Kenya, despite several court orders issued to facilitate his return, bore no fruits.

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga (second left) holds up the Bible as he swears-in himself as the ‘people’s president’ on January 30, 2018 in Nairobi. To his right is the now exiled NRM leader Miguna Miguna. FILE | AFP PHOTO

Among the key arguments used by the State to exile, him was that he had obtained Kenyan and later on Canadian citizenship, at a time when Kenya did not support that type of citizenship.

As such, the government argued that he forfeited his Kenyan citizenship when he took up the Canadian one even though he went to Canada to seek asylum from the oppressive Kanu regime led by the late President Daniel Moi.

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However, Dr Miguna Miguna was optimistic that he would one day return to the country if William Ruto won the presidential election.

Miguna gave his political support to now President Ruto who in return promised to lift the ‘red alerts’ and have him back.

Since President Ruto clinched victory, Dr Miguna started planning his way back updating anxious Kenyans on the progress and still promising those who blocked his coming back a run for their money through court charges.

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