Miguna announces date of second return from forced exile
Self-styled National Resistance Movement General Miguna Miguna has said he will be back in the country on May 16, 2018 from forced exile, barely two months after his second deportation.
Miguna made the announcement on Saturday via his Twitter handle, saying he will be returning to Kenya on the strength of numerous High Court orders to have him issued with a valid Kenyan passport and the facilitation of his return to the country as a Kenyan unconditionally.
This will be his second attempt by the fiery lawyer and Nasa activist to return to the country following his deportation on March 26 after spending more than 72 hours in a tiny room he described as a “toilet” near Terminal 2 of the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
I AM RETURNING TO KENYA ON MAY 16, 2018. I am a Kenyan citizen by birth. The High Court has ordered @FredMatiangi, @GKihalangwa, @JBoinnet and KInoti 13 times to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my return to Kenya as a Kenyan unconditionally. #BringMigunaHome
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) May 5, 2018
His return will however come at a time when Nasa leader Raila Odinga has considerably mended fences with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the wake of their famous handshake of March 9, 2018.
On Tuesday this week during the Labour Day celebrations in, Mr Odinga even announced the end of the ‘resist’ campaign which his coalition used as a rallying call to its supporters to boycott products of four companies considered to have aided the Jubilee Party’s victory in last year’s hotly contested elections.
Nasa had listed giant telecommunications company Safaricom, Kenyatta family-owned Brookside Dairies, billionaire Chris Kirubi’s Haco Industries, and leading cooking oil manufacturer Bidco as having supported the installation of what they said was an illegal regime.
“We have decided to work together with Jubilee for the sake of Kenya. In that regard, today, I announce the end of the boycott of products from Safaricom, Bidco, Brookeside and Haco,” Raila said on Tuesday.
Miguna’s troubles began after his participation in the infamous swearing-in Mr Odinga as the ‘People’s President’ on January 30 at Uhuru Park, Nairobi.
Following his prolonged tribulations by the government and Mr Odinga’s change of heart, Miguna has in recent weeks turned into the harshest critic of the Nasa leader whom he accuses of betraying the opposition’s course.