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Miguna Now Demands For Sh7M Upfront Payment Before He Travels

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Exiled Lawyer Miguna Miguna has continued his sustained attacks on outgoing Cabinet Secretary(CS) Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

Taking to his official Twitter account on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Miguna demanded that the two leaders ensure that he is compensated Ksh7 million, money he says he was awarded by the High Court and the Court of Appeal as damage fees. He wants the money paid before he jets into the country.

“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,” he stated.

The firebrand lawyer also proposed that the government issues Red Alerts against the two for the ‘crimes’ they had committed against Kenyan citizens.

“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,” the statement reads in parts.

Nelson Havi’s take

The latest comes a day after former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi appealed that the court compels Matiang’i, Kihalangwa and DCI boss George Kinoti to pay Miguna for allegedly violating his rights.

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Havi hailed the decision of the new administration to allow the embattled lawyer back into the country.

“Another big score for the rule of law as Dr Miguna Miguna is issued his Kenyan Passport in Canada. The decree for the payment of damages of Kshs 7,000,000.00 by Fred Matiangi, Gordon Kihalangwa and George Konoti jointly and severally should now be enforced against the three,” Havi wrote.

His statement was shared hours after the activist announced that he had received his Kenyan passport.

At the time, he claimed that he was not required to sign any documents as previously indicated to acquire the travel document.

“I didn’t have to sign the silly forms they were speaking about,” he stated.

This follows his bold statement that President William Ruto would ensure he is allowed back into the country.

When Miguna was deported

Miguna had been deported to Canada where he is also a citizen following his role in the unofficial swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as “the people’s president” back in 2018.

In April this year, while appearing for a media interview, Matiang’i indicated that Miguna was required to fill out a one-page document to re-register for Kenya citizenship.

Matiang’i said that was the only way the lawyer would secure his travel back according to the new constitution.

“You have to fill a piece of paper so that you regain your Kenyan passport or citizenship. There’s a judgment by the court on this matter which prescribed clearly how you regain your citizenship,” Matiang’i stated.

He added: “There are court rulings in place by the high court on how you regain citizenship after you lost citizenship in the old constitution. Because in the old constitution you were not allowed to have dual citizenship.”


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