President Uhuru Kenyatta now says National Resistance Movement General, Miguna Miguna is free to come back to Kenya and continue making his noise but he must the confines of the law. In a statement that was released earlier today, Mr. Kenyatta has urged Kenyans to maintain peace as no harm will come to Miguna when he travels back to the country.
While addressing mourners in Kandara, Murang’a County, during the funeral service of the late Charles Rubia, the head of state appeared to comment on Miguna Miguna’s planned return saying no one will interfere with his plans.
“No one has been gagged from expressing their opinion. I have heard that some people want to board a plane and come back into the country.
“Let them talk…that is their right. But they should use that freedom to spread peace and national cohesion,” said Kenyatta.
The President has however not confirmed if the government is going to facilitate Miguna’s return. The controversial lawyer announced earlier that he will be making a third attempt to return to Kenya urging the masses to give him enough security when he lands in the country.
“My flight to my motherland will land at the JKIA on January 11, 2020,” Miguna tweeted.
“Court orders must be obeyed. Ensure compliance with Justice Mwita’s orders of December 14, 2018.”
Miguna was deported to Canada on the night of February 6, 2018 after being dramatically arrested for his role in the mock swearing in of Raila Odinga as the “People’s president”.
In a clear anticipation of another round of ugly confrontations with state authorities, Miguna gave out phone numbers of lawyers and offices to be contacted in case anything happens to him.
Among those listed include his personal lawyer John Khaminwa.
“Contacts to call if anything happens to me during my journey to Kenya in January. Aluta Continua Law Society of Ontario Toll Free 1-800-668-7380 Dr. John Khaminwa Khaminwa & Khaminwa Advocates +254-722-384-2881 Courtney Kazembe +1-416-633-7679.”
The former aide to ODM leader Raila Odinga found himself on the authority’s bad books over his role in the mock swearing-in of the opposition chief on January 30, 2018.
Miguna was first deported in February 2018 after a dramatic arrest at his Runda home and detention in a number of police stations.
The government accused him of being in Kenya illegally claiming he had renounced his Kenyan citizenship when acquiring a Canadian passport.
The following month, he unsuccessfully attempted to return to Kenya through JKIA but was denied entry as he spent several hours at the airport’s detention cell.
This is not the first time the combative lawyer has announced returning to Kenya. In April, he announced he would be coming back but it never came to be.