Deported Kenyan-Canadian lawyer Miguna Miguna has cried foul over the nomination of Mwende Mwinzi as Kenya's High Commissioner to Seoul, South Korea.
In a series of tweets on Friday, tMiguna criticized President Kenyatta's decision to nominate Ms. Mwinzi to the position.
Miguna questioned why Ms. Mwinzi was being given special treatment despite having been born in the US while he was born and schooled in Kenya but was kicked out of the country.
"I was born in Kenya. Mwende Mwinzi was born in the USA. I went to school up to university and was exiled in 1988. Mwinzi went to school in the USA, worked and lived there most of her life. I've fought for freedom. Mwinzi has been appointed ambassador. I've been forced into exile," tweeted Miguna.
"BANANA REPUBLIC I vied for public office in 2017, voted in Kenya in 2007 and 2017, was appointed a senior adviser to the PM and a Joint-Secretary to the Permanent Committee for the Management of Grand Coalition Affairs. I've been detained, tortured and forced into exile 3 times."
"I've obtained 15 court orders for the return of my Kenyan passport and unconditional return to Kenya but Uhuru Kenyatta has defied them. Mwinzi has obtained no orders. When did she become a naturalized Kenyan? I'm not a second-class citizen. I'll continue fighting for my rights," stated Miguna.
In another tweet, Miguna noted," More than 40 years ago when Mwende Mwinzi was born in the USA, both Kenya and USA did not allow dual citizenship. I have never renounced my citizenship and never lost my Kenyan citizenship. Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed a USA citizen as an ambassador and exiled a Kenyan by birth."