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Miguna seeking clearance to attend Ruto’s swearing-in ceremony

Exiled Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has embarked on a last-minute effort to be cleared by President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration to return to the country.

Miguna, through his advocate Adrian Kamotho Njenga, has delivered a letter to the Head of Public Service Dr Joseph Kinyua, who is also the chairperson of the Assumption of the Office of President Committee.

The lawyer, who was deported to Canada in 2018, said that he desires to be part of Kenyans who will be ushering in the new leadership.

To that effect, he wants the transition team to facilitate his travel by clearing the obstacles that are hindering him from boarding any flight to Kenya or Africa.

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Miguna, who been openly supporting President-elect Dr William Ruto, says that he wants to be part of the team attending his oath of office on Tuesday at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani.

“Your committee has an overreaching duty and legal obligation to ensure that our client is facilitated to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the 5th President His Excellency William Ruto without fail,” the letter reads in part.

The lawyer also said the transition committee has been bestowed powers under the Constitution and the Section 4 of the Assumption of Office of the President not limited to the imperative of the rule of law, democracy, human dignity, social justice, inclusiveness, human rights and good governance.

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“Further, may we have your earliest confirmation that all the red alerts and other unlawful restrictions that were ruthlessly imposed on our client have been lifted.”

Dr Miguna has also asked Dr Kinyua for a replacement copy of his passport instead of the one that he claimed was defaced by the government officials.

His deportation in 2018 was linked to unlawful swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the “People’s President” in Uhuru Park, after disputing the 2017 election.

Dr Miguna has made several attempts to return to the country but the red alert notice have always hindered him. He maintains that he is a Kenyan citizen by birth and that at no point did he revoke his citizenship.

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