KENYAN’S immigration authorities have been ordered to allow an outspoken member of the opposition alliance to return to the country, after his deportation earlier this month.
Miguna Miguna, a member of the National Super Alliance – NASA, coalition, was forced onto an international flight to Canada nearly three weeks ago.
But, High Court judge Chacha Mwita, Monday ordered the immigration department to issue the firebrand member of the NASA with a travel document to enable him to re-enter and remain in Kenya pending the determination and hearing of his petition to defend his citizenship.
Miguna was arrested for treason for taking part in the mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga, who insists he is the rightful victor of last year’s elections.
The interior ministry said Miguna had “denounced” his Kenyan citizenship after obtaining Canadian citizenship several years ago.
Holding dual citizenship is legal in Kenya, and in August, Miguna ran for political office, with proof of Kenyan citizenship a key criteria for all candidates.
Miguna holds no elected office, but has styled himself “general” of the opposition’s “National Resistance Movement” – NRM, wing, in charge of implementing a threatened programme of civil disobedience and boycotts.