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VIDEO: Miguna ejected from Kenya, heads to Dubai as Boinnet has last laugh

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Despite 8 court orders directing the Kenyan government to let fiery Kenyan-born lawyer cum politician Miguna Miguna into the country,  he was finally deported early Friday Kenyans time after three consecutive days of high octane drama pitting  him, the courts and government officials.  .

This is the second time in two months that the government has unceremoniously kicked out the self declared general of National Resistance Movement (NRM-K) who has admitted to commissioning a controversial oath taken by opposition leader, Raila Odinga, in January of this year.

The Daily Nation, a Kenyan newspaper, reported that one of his lawyers, Mr Nelson Havi, confirmed that Dr Miguna was ejected Wednesday evening via a Dubai-bound EK722 flight.

Earlier, High Court Judge George Odunga had ordered Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, Immigration chief Gordon Kihalang’wa and Police boss Joseph Boinnet to release the lawyer from detention at JKIA, which they failed to do.

“The three are hereby convicted accordingly and should appear before this court tomorrow at 10am,” Justice Odunga ruled.

Judge Odunga criticised the three officials for disobeying the court with impunity.

In their defense, two junior State lawyers claimed the trio were unreachable because they were attending a General Service Unit graduation.

Miguna arrived in Kenya on Monday afternoon but was not cleared by immigration officials after he reportedly refused to hand over his Canadian passport. He later said he would not apply for a visa  because the “court had ordered that I be let into the country on the strength of its orders. ”

On Tuesday, immigration officials took citizenship application forms to him but he declined to make an application, insisting that he was Kenyan.

On Monday night, Miguna caused a scene as people believed to be police officers tried to force him onto a Dubai-bound Emirates plane. The flight later left without him.

Tuesday night, he sent out a statement to the media saying that he was held in a toilet at the airport. Authorities did not let his lawyers see him.

After a marathon hearing of a petition filed by Miguna lawyers, the judge said that the war was no longer between the parties but had reached a level where judicial powers were on trial.

“There is no immunity for impunity; a time has come when the courts must lift the veil against those who act with impunity in disobeying it. No man is above the law. The Government officials cannot be allowed to catwalk around while disobeying court orders,” said Odunga.

All this was happening as an apparently unfazed President Uhuru Kenyatta, prepared to fly to Mozambique on a state visit.

 

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Nairobi preacher repairs road after  government fails to act

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Pastor Godfrey Migwi who ministers at of House of Hope in Kayole has decided to act on his own and rehabilitate a public road using his own money.

The preacher has made a name for himself on social media for critiquing the government. Migwi recently called on president Uhuru Kenyatta to desist from taking Chinese loans.

Pastor Migwi has now decided to rehabilitate a public road after he got  tired of calling on the county government to fix roads around his neighborhood in Nairobi.

The city preacher has been imploring the county government to fix poor roads but since his calls fell on deaf ears he decided to dig deep into his own pockets to fix the roads himself.

Pastor Godfrey Migwi stands next to a heavy construction vehicle that was fixing a public road he paid for with his own money

Making our Home area a better place bila CDF ama msaada wa serikali for the glory of God, msaada wangu watoka kwa Yesu. You can use what you’ve to make your neighbours happy. Change starts with you. One step at a time. You can’t lead people with a greedy heart,” wrote Pastor Godfrey Migwi on Facebook.

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Illegal immigrants turn to GoFundMe in effort to stay in U.S.

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

Some enterprising citizens who are fed up with the slow pace of progress in building President Trump’s border wall have decided to take matters into their own hands.

US media reports that dozens of people have launched GoFundMe accounts to raise money that they say they will make sure is used to push the president’s plans for his “great, beautiful wall.”

On the other hand,  illegal immigrant “Dreamers” have also turned to “crowdfunding” to raise money, asking for donations to pay their fees as they rush to apply for renewed status under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that keeps them from being deported.

According to Washington Times, American good Samaritans have been donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than 600 pro-immigrant campaigns as they look for ways to become personally involved in the immigration debate.

“This is certainly a way they can do that, and it makes a big difference to these people,” said Peter Boogaard, communications director at FWD.us, a pro-immigration advocacy group founded by tech executives that is working with GoFundMe to highlight the DACA campaigns. “They’re not asking for huge amounts of money. They’re asking for a little bit of support to make their ability to renew their applications a little easier.”

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How 15 Chinese were busted in a ‘brothel’ in South C, Nairobi

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BY OLIVIA MUNGWANA

15 Chinese nationals were arrested in Nairobi Wednesday for allegedly engaging in prostitution in Nairobi.

 According to Kenyan Immigration Department, the suspects, both men and women, were  found in a brothel in South C estate and were  driven to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for processing and subsequent deportation.

Daily Nation, a local paper, reported that the arrest comes months after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’s declared war on illegal immigrants and foreigners doing jobs that should be done by Kenyans.

A fortnight ago, police raided the African headquarters of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) in Nairobi and briefly detaining several journalists.

In the recent past, Chinese embassy in Nairobi has complained over police swoops that have seen its nationals with legal documents hauled into police stations for verification.

On September 6th, a Chinese national who was captured on video insulting Kenyans and the president has been deported. Liu jiaqi who referred to Kenyans as poor, black, smelly monkeys was quickly kicked out of the country as some Kenyans took to social media calling for such people to be arraigned rather than be deported.

“Deportation can not take away the insults. Such people should be taken to court and jailed as retribution for the unprecedented insults against a people,” wrote Maggie Mayaka on Instagram.

 

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