Miguna Miguna sues Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i over forced deportation during Uhuru Kenyatta administration.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna has taken legal action against former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i for alleged mistreatment and forced deportation in 2018.
The lawyer said in a statement that his legal representative had served court documents to the former CS at his home.
“Today, my Process Server delivered Court Summons and Pleadings in HCCC 163 of 2019 to Fred Okeng’o MATIANG’I at his mansion in KCB Karen Ngong Estate,” Miguna disclosed.
Miguna emphasize that former Interior CS and other individuals involved in his mistreatment must be held accountable for their actions.
“Matiang’i and other defendants must answer for torture, abuse of power, malicious prosecution, forced exile and many other crimes. Justice shall prevail no matter how long it takes,” he declared.
Miguna further revealed that he had received a personal apology from President William Ruto earlier this year regarding his deportation.
However, he asserted that President Ruto has not yet followed through on his pledge to hold accountable those involved.
“In January, President William Ruto apologised to me over barbaric torture, forced exile and horrendous treatment the government that he served as DP subjected me to. He promised to have all the cases relating to those abuses resolved. 12 months later, I’m still waiting,” Miguna remarked.
In February 2018, Miguna was forcibly ejected from Kenya on the grounds that he is not a Kenyan citizen.
The expulsion came after he conducted a mock swearing-in of opposition leader Raila Odinga as the ‘people’s president’ on January 30, shortly after former President Uhuru Kenyatta assumed office.
Subsequently, police raided his home and arrested him.
Miguna alleges that he was mistreated and kept under inhumane conditions in the five days that followed.
The high court subsequently issued an order for his immediate release on bail, a directive that was not met.
Instead, he was unceremoniously ejected from the country the following day.
Later, he returned to Kenya, in March 2018, but faced a second deportation, this time to Canada.
“I was dragged, assaulted, drugged and forcefully flown to Dubai,” Miguna stated at the time. “I woke up in Dubai, and the despots are here insisting that I must travel on to London.”
Miguna was officially allowed back into the country in October 2022 five years after his exile.