Lawyer Miguna Miguna has once again called upon President William Ruto to fulfill his promise of holding accountable those involved in his deportation and mistreatment under the Jubilee regime.
Taking to Twitter on October 5, Miguna expressed his ongoing frustration, stating,
“In January, President William Ruto apologized to me over barbaric torture, forced exile, and horrendous treatment I suffered at the hands of the government he served as deputy president. He promised to have all the cases relating to those abuses resolved. 12 months later, I’m still waiting.”
Miguna had taken legal action against former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i for mistreatment and forced deportation in 2018.
The High Court ruled in 2018 that the state had violated Miguna’s rights by deporting him to Canada.
Justice Chacha Mwita ordered that Miguna be compensated with Sh7 million for the violation, given he was still in Canada at the time.
The ruling held that actions by Matiang’i and other state officials constituted an abuse of office.
The court further decreed that Matiang’i and then Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa were personally responsible for paying damages and costs.
Providing a recent update, Miguna announced that his lawyer had served court papers to Matiang’i at his residence in Ngong.
“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. 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 stated.
Despite the passage of time, Miguna remains resolute, affirming, “Justice shall prevail no matter how long it takes.”
Miguna, who had been in exile for over four years, returned to Kenya in October 2022 after President Ruto took office as the country’s fifth president.