Kenyan court declares deportation of opposition member to Canada illegal

Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr lawyer Nelson Havi Siaya Senator James Orengo and lawyer Cliff Ombeta at the High Court over Miguna Miguna's deportation to Canada

Kenyan court revokes deportation of opposition lawyer Miguna Miguna

Mr Miguna however, with the help of a battery of lawyers, vowed to return to the country and sought the courts to declare his deportation illegal while also asking the government to be compelled to facilitate his unconditional return to his country of birth.

The government forced the National Resistance Movement "general" to Canada after he participated in Nasa leader Raila Odinga's swearing-in at Nairobi's Uhuru Park on January 30.

CS Matiang'i declaration of Miguna Miguna as a foreigner and consequent deportation is declared null and void.

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"In as much the government respects the court's decision; the Government still hold its earlier stated view that the deportation Mr. Miguna Miguna was procedural and done in accordance with the law", read part of the statement released by Eng Karanja Kibicho, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Interior.

While giving the ruling on Thursday, Justice Luka Kimaru directed the government to deposit Dr Miguna's revoked passport at the court within seven days.

The High Court has since nullified the deportation order signed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and ordered that Miguna's Kenyan passport be presented in court within a week.

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On Tuesday, February 7, the Government denounced Miguna Miguna's citizenship and deported him to Canada terming his presence in Kenya as "contrary to national interest".

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In a tweet, Miguna welcomed the court ruling, stating that they will use the Constitution to fight injustices.

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