Kenya: LSK Asks State to Resolve Miguna Miguna's Visa Fiasco

Lawyer Miguna Miguna reacts after he was locked up on arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 26, 2018.

The Law Society of Kenya wants the Immigration department to clear lawyer Miguna Miguna for entry into the country.

In a press statement on Tuesday, the agency indicated that paperwork to facilitate Dr Miguna's re-entry has been sent to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where he is being held since Monday.

"We have been informed that the Directorate of Immigration has taken steps to remedy the situation and have forwarded application forms to JKIA for regularisation of Dr Miguna's immigration and citizenship status."

More importantly, the LSK has condemned the poor treatment of the lawyer by security officials at the airport.

"We are also concerned about the manner in which Dr Miguna Miguna was treated by the security officers. "Every citizen should be treated with decorum and respect," the statement reads.

Dr Miguna, who arrived in the country on Monday, had been ejected to Canada on February 6 after his arrest following the controversial 'swearing-in' of opposition leader Raila Odinga on January 30.

HIGH COURT

On February 26, Justice Enoch Chacha Mwita suspended the revocation of Dr Miguna's passport by Immigration boss Gordon Kihalangwa.

Justice Mwita also suspended Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i's declaration that fiery lawyer is a prohibited immigrant.

The judge ruled that Dr Miguna's rights were violated by his deportation, and that allegations raised require him to be personally present to testify.

While pointing out that such evidence cannot be solely adduced via a sworn affidavit, the judge ordered immigration officials to issue Dr Miguna with travel documents.

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