Matiangi Gives Conditions Miguna Miguna Has To Fulfil To Be Allowed Back Into The Country.
Dr. Fred Matiangi, the Interior Cabinet Secretary, has disclosed what exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna must do before being allowed to return to the nation.
In an interview with NTV on Sunday, April 17, Matiangi indicated that in order to reclaim his Kenyan citizenship, Miguna must sign a one-page paper as stipulated by the constitution.
According to the CS, Miguna lost his citizenship as a result of the previous constitution, which made it illegal for Kenyans to retain dual citizenship.
Matiang’i also addressed claims that his Ministry ignored court orders, as some political leaders claimed, stating that he was bound by the law in carrying out his responsibilities.
“There are two court rulings on how you can regain it after you lost it in the previous constitution as you were barred from having dual citizenship. When the new constitution was enacted, the process was prescribed in the act on how you can regain it.”
“You have to fill a certain form or piece of paper so that you regain your citizenship back as it were. Since that time over 300,000 Kenyans have regained their citizenship. It’s as simple as filling a one-page document,” Matiangi said.
After being deported on February 6, 2018, following ODM leader Raila Odinga’s swearing-in as People’s President at Uhuru Park in Nairobi, Miguna Miguna’s attempts to return to Kenya have met with recurrent obstacles.
Miguna sought to return to the country on March 26, 2018, after successfully filing a plea in which the High Court declared the move illegal and unconstitutional, but his efforts were thwarted when he was denied entrance upon landing at JKIA.
He tried again in January 2020, but was denied boarding privileges to travel to Kenya after he arrived in Germany. The government had issued a red alert at the time.
In November 2021, his much-touted return to the country didn’t materialize after he stated that the government had issued a red alert over his entry to the country.