The highly anticipated return of firebrand lawyer Miguna Miguna has suffered a major setback after the High Court declined to lift red alerts issued by the Kenyan government on two airlines.
Miguna, through his lawyers, had moved to court to have the red alerts lifted to enable him travel back to the country.
High Court judge Hedwing Ong’undi stated that Miguna’s team did not prove that their client has been blocked from returning to Kenya.
Miguna had stated, under a certificate of urgency, that due to the said alerts, Lufhansa and Air France airlines have barred him from boarding their aircrafts to Kenya.
“It is lawful and just that the red alerts issued by the Attorney General and Fred Matiang’i to the two airlines or any other airline be lifted to enable me travel to Kenya,” he said.
Miguna has already booked an air ticket to travel from Canada via Germany and France to land in Kenya on November 16, 2021.
Former Chief Justice Willy Mutunga and LSK President Nelson Havi are to accompany him on his flight.
Mutunga announced in October that he’ll personally travel to Toronto to accompany the firebrand lawyer and self-declared national resistance movement (NRM).
Miguna welcomed the former CJ’s move and thanked him for a decision he termed wise, and that he had already packed his bags.
“We need more patriots to accompany CJ Emeritus: My bag is already parked. Let freedom ring. Viva!” he said.
“It’s 1,357 days (3 years, 8 months and 18 days) since I was forcefully exiled. We need genuine freedom. Let them remove the red alerts! I’m ready!”
Miguna, who hold citizenship for Kenya and Canada, was first deported in February 2018 after taking part in the swearing-in of Raila as the ‘People’s President’ at Uhuru Park on January 30, 2018.