Deported Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has sued Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and 24 other State officials, accusing them of denying him his Kenyan citizenship.
In documents filed in court, Miguna says he is a Kenyan-born citizen and has never renounced his citizenship as government authorities claimed.
He accuses the 25 government officials of illegally destroying his Kenyan passport and forcibly kicking him out of the country without notice.
Miguna further claims that he was physically assaulted, abducted and detained under cruel, inhumane and degrading conditions for six days at Githunguri Police Station prior to his deportation. By doing so, he says, the officials violated his constitutional, legal and human rights.
The self-declared National Resistance Movement (NRM) general further avers that the actions of the respondents have prevented him from working and earning a living to support his family.
Other respondents in the Miguna’s case include the Attorney-General, Immigration Principal Secretary, Director of Criminal Investigations, Director of Public Prosecutions and Director of Immigration and Registration of Persons among others.
Miguna was first thrown out of the country in February last year before being deported again the following month after he attempted to re-enter the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
His trouble with the Immigration authorities began after he administered an oath on Opposition leader Raila Odinga during his mock swearing-in ceremony on January 30th, 2018.