Kenyans Force Miguna To Change His Homecoming Date

Miguna will therefore land in the early morning hours of that day after spending five years in exile in Canada.

Kenyans Force Miguna To Change His Homecoming Date
Exiled lawyer, Miguna Miguna. /FILE

Lawyer Miguna Miguna announced in the morning of Friday, September 23 that he had to change his original return date to Kenya from Tuesday, October 25.

Initially, he was meant to land at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in the evening of that day after his journey from Toronto, Canada which normally takes one an average of one day.

However, public demand by Kenyans has made him to move up his homecoming to Thursday, October 20, which will happen to be President William Ruto's first Mashujaa Day since taking power.

Miguna Miguna at an airport in Germany. /FILE 

Miguna will therefore land in the early morning hours of that day after spending five years in exile in Canada.

"Arrival date and time have been changed by popular demand. Arrival: October 20, 2022 at 6.00 am. See you at the JKIA, patriots," he stated.

Miguna now has a new passport that was issued to him by President Ruto after his old one was destroyed. 

What seemingly remains to clear the way for his homecoming entirely is the red alerts to be lifted against him.

Miguna had earlier demanded outgoing Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary, Karanja Kibicho, Ksh7 million that he was awarded as damages by the Kenyan Court.

He further directed them to reach out to his lawyer over the payments and gave them an ultimatum.

"To Fred Matiang'i, Karanja Kibicho and Major General Gordon Kihalangwa: 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," announced Miguna.

He also called for the Red Alerts issued against him to be redirected to Matiang'i and Kibicho, claiming that the duo committed criminal offences against Kenyans.

"Whatever goes around comes around. The mafia like Fred Matiang'i, Kibicho and Kihalangwa issued red alerts against me for more than 4 years.

"Now is their turn to contend with red alerts for crimes they committed against Kenyans," he maintained.

The lawyer was awarded the cash in damages after the government officials continued to ignore orders issued to clear the way for Miguna's homecoming.

Shortly after he received his passport allowing him to return, Lawyer Nelson Havi led calls to have Matiang'i and two others, including Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss, George Kinoti, pay him the damages entirely.

“Another big score for the rule of law. The decree for the payment of damages of Ksh7 million by Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa and George Kinoti jointly and severally should now be enforced against the three,” Havi stated.

In June, Miguna sued Matiang'i and Kibicho in Canada seeking Ksh1.7 billion in compensation for damages caused during his deportation to Canada in 2018, arguing that it had ruined his business and reputation.

Miguna Miguna casting his vote in the diaspora. /TWITTER