This evening the self-styled General Miguna Miguna announced on his social media pages that he will be landing in Nairobi at 9:45 am Wednesday.
“HOMEBOUND. Unbowed! Dynamic. Resourceful. Arrival: JKIA, on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at 9:45 am. A Kenyan by BIRTH and Right. Kenyans are not slaves. Freedom must come through the fearless the pursuit of truth and justice. See you in Nairobi”, he wrote.
The 2017 Nairobi Gubernatorial contestant was supposed to come Tuesday but an issue with a Red Alert that had not been lifted since he was deported in March 2018 blocked him.
In the red alert, the government warned the airline against flying the lawyer to Kenya or any other African country.
“In fact, the Kenya Government has demanded that Lufthansa must refund my fare. They have demanded that Lufthansa should not fly me into any other African country, either,” Dr Miguna said in an interview with local radio station Hot 96
When contacted for comment, Government Spokesman Cyrus Oguna said he could neither confirm nor deny whether the red alert was sent or if it has been in place since 2018 when Dr Miguna unsuccessfully attempted to return.
“But that (red alert) is an issue that can be sorted out by the Foreign Affairs ministry,” he told the Nation.
Col (rtd) Oguna reiterated that Dr Miguna is free to travel to Kenya on the assurances of President Uhuru Kenyatta and that he will not be barred.
“The President’s clearance supersedes any other order,” he said.
Kenyans have taken to social media to welcome Miguna.
At last, welcome!
— Prof J. Ole Kiyiapi (@JamesOleKiyiapi) January 7, 2020
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