Miguna’s ID was illegally acquired – Matiang’i

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i said that Miguna’s ID as well as passport documents were illegally acquired. These, he further added, were gotten with the aid of Immigration minister Otieno Kajwang’. Matiang’i spoke in defense of the government’s handling of the self-proclaimed NRM General while at the airport.

Kajwang, who was Minister of State for Immigration and Registration of Persons between 2008 and 2013, passed on in 2014. Speaking to the Parliamentary committee, Matiang’i said he would present evidence to support his claims.

According to Matiang’i, the fraud was discovered in 2017 when Miguna ran for Nairobi governor. The CS was accompanied by PS Karanja Kibicho, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Immigration Services and Border Control PS Gordon Kihalang’wa.

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Miguna deportation

The three went ahead to deny Miguna’s deportation; and instead termed it as ‘removal’ from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after he failed to identify himself. He was not technically on Kenyan soil but in a transit area. Matiang’i further added that they did so with Miguna as an undocumented, unestablished passenger on transit to his last port of call”.

As far as ignoring the court order was concerned, Boinnet said police could not produce Miguna in court as he was an undocumented person and had not been cleared. Matiang’i also denied disregarding the court orders, claiming that they were not served with the orders.


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