Miguna Miguna’s message to Matiang’i, Kibicho as he prepares to return to Kenya
By Joshua Cheloti
An advocate of the High Court of Kenya Miguna Miguna has sent out a warning message to outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i and Principle Secretary Karanja Kibicho.
This follows his recent acquisition of a new Kenyan passport facilitated by President William Ruto.
The advocate who was controversially deported in 2018 to Canada following his role in the swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president is expected back soon.
After getting his new passport, he said he was only waiting for the red flag issued against him by the Jubilee administration to be lifted.
“1687 days after despot Uhuru Kenyatta, conman @RailaOdinga, Fred Matiang’i, @Karanjakibicho and @GKihalangwa CONSPIRED to illegally SEIZE and DESTROYED my Kenyan Passport, President @WilliamsRuto has had a new one DELIVERED to me. Waiting for the LIFTING of RED ALERTS,” Miguna Miguna tweeted on September 20, 2022.
But even as he prepares to return to his country of birth, the Toronto barrister and solicitor is asking Matiang’i, Kibicho and Director of Immigration Gordon Kihalangwa to ensure they settle damages awarded to him by the courts.
The damages, Miguna Miguna says, must be paid before he lands in the country, or else they will face unspecified consequences.
“@Karanjakibicho and @GKihalangwa: You are hereby DIRECTED to contact my advocate, Adrian Kamotho Njenga, and sort out the DAMAGES and COSTS the High Court and Court of Appeal awarded me in the various cases I won since 2018. Do so promptly BEFORE I land,” he tweeted.
Miguna Miguna who served as a senior adviser to former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga from 2009 to 2011 was awarded Ksh7 million in damages for his illegal deportation by the courts.
Orders for the damages were issued in 2018, but to date, they have never been effected.
Among the actions the controversial lawyer is likely to take against the three senior government officials is suing the for contempt of court.
The Kenyan law provides that a person who is convicted of contempt of court is liable to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.