Miguna Miguna writes to head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua demanding facilitation to attend Ruto’s inauguration on Tuesday.
Miguna Miguna gave Kinyua 24 hours to arrange for his travel in the letter addressed to the Assumptions of Office Committee, specifically by providing him with emergency travel documents and lifting red alerts issued to airlines in 2018.
He claimed, via his lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga, that the outgoing regime’s government officials had disobeyed court rulings for them to make arrangements for his repatriation to Kenya.
“Your Committee has an overarching duty and legal obligation to ensure that our client is facilitated to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the 5th President, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto, without fail,” his letter reads.
“Without an iota of legality, some notorious operatives of the outgoing regime forcefully removed our client from the Kenyan territory. Since then, numerous court orders have been issued against the officials of the outgoing administration, directing them to facilitate our client’s return,” he stated.
“As a legitimate citizen and a gallant son of Kenya, our client is entitled to and indeed desires to be present during the swearing-in of the fifth president.”
In the letter addressed to the Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Miguna also wants confirmation from the government that all the barriers to his return will be cleared and a replacement of his Kenyan passport.
“May we have your earliest communication that all the red alerts and other unlawful restrictions that were ruthlessly imposed on our client have been lifted. May you also get back to us with a replacement of our client’s passport in lieu of one that was perforated and defaced by the primitive state officials,” the letter stated.
Miguna Miguna was deported to Canada in controversial circumstances in 2018 after administering a mock oath at Uhuru Park.
His attempts to return back to the country he calls home were thwarted by the state amid claims that he had denounced Kenyan citizenship.
In the past four years, Miguna has lived a life akin to that in exile. He has been a fierce critic of outgoing president Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila whom he has repeatedly accused of betrayal.
However, as Kenya waits for President-elect William Ruto to take office as the fifth president, he has stepped up his efforts to return.
Prior to the elections on August 9, Miguna supported Ruto and claimed that the Democratic Party would easily defeat former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga.