The High Court in Nairobi has ordered Interior and Security Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Permanent Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa to pay politician Miguna Miguna Ksh. 7 Million for violation of his rights.
Justice Chache Mwita ruled that Miguna is a Kenyan Citizen and that his birthright cannot change despite him acquiring a Canadian citizenship.
Mwita stated that the government’s decision to declare Miguna a prohibited immigrant was unconstitutional and declared null and void.
“I find and hold that he did not lose his citizenship upon acquiring a Canadian passport,” ruled Justice Mwita.
According to Mwita, even the procedure with which Miguna’s Citizenship was revoked by the government was unconstitutional.
“Miguna Miguna was entitled to due process… declaring Miguna Miguna a prohibited immigrant cannot stand since he is a Kenyan citizen,” read the ruling.
Miguna has cancelled two trips back into the country since his deportation blaming the Immigration Department for failing to facilitate his “unconditional return.”