Kenyan immigration insists Miguna Miguna not a citizen after foiled deportation

Nelson Bwire Kapo

Kenyan immigration department has insisted that embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna is not a citizen of the country.

This comes after a foiled attempt at deporting Miguna to Canada aboard a Dubai bound aircraft. Miguna fought of security and intercepted his own fate after the aircraft pilot refused to take off with him on board.

In a statement Tuesday morning, the director immigration services Joseph Munywoki, the department insists that Miguna Miguna lost his citizenship status in 1998 when he acquired Canadian citizenship yet the Kenyan constitution at the time had no provision for dual citizenship.

“Upon promulgation of the new constitution which provided for dual citizenship, Miguna was expected to regain his claim to Kenyan citizenship upon requisite application. To date he has never done so,” the statement reads in part.

“To enable Miguna regularise his citizenship status, the department of immigration has this morning dispatched the requisite application forms to JKIA for Miguna to fill for processing,” the statement continues

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