It’s a big win for controversial lawyer and activist Miguna Miguna after a court ruling on Monday November 22 that ordered for his return into the country.
This afternoon, the high Court issued orders for the Kenyan government to allow him into the country.
The court orders are as follows
1. Be issued with emergency travel documents by Kenya Embassy in Berlin in 72 hours
2. Air France to board him upon presentation of travel documents .
3. Immigration to allow him enter Kenya using his ID.
4. Immigration to issue him passport within 7 days of entry.
The court ruling comes few days after the lawyer was denied access to the country by Airfrance following red alerts issued by the kenyan government.
In a statement published on Monday, November 15, Miguna revealed that they French carrier refused to fly him to Kenya on account of orders made by the Kenyan government through red alerts.
“This is to inform Kenyans and the world that Air France officials at the check-in counter at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport have just informed me that the Government of Kenya sent them a “Red Alert” this morning that they cannot fly me to Nairobi, ” the statement read in part.
He, however, indicated that the airline had refused to give him a copy of the “Red Alert” or anything else that could give him prove of the directive they were acting on.
Miguna Miguna had initially stated that the government had planned to stop his return through issuing red alerts against him. In this regard, he filed a petition in court to have the government compelled to lift the red alerts.
However, the High Court in Nairobi dismissed his application, ruling that there was no sufficient evidence showing that he had been stopped from returning to the country.
The lawyer, who is now based in Canada, was kicked out of the country on grounds that he had renounced his Kenyan citizenship.