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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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High school teacher shot dead by her AP husband

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An Administration Police officer at Navakholo Police Station in Kakamega is on the run after shooting his wife dead on Thursday night.

The woman, identified as Christine Mango, is said to be a teacher at Navakholo Secondary School.

Reports indicated that the two have been embroiled in domestic disputes for a long time, with the officer threatening to kill “someone”.

Western Regional Commissioner Rashid Yakub on Friday confirmed the shooting, saying they had recovered the firearm.

“The police officer is at large but we are pursuing him,” he told the Nation.

source:nation.co.ke

 

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Saving Wanjiru, US students hatch plot to save their Kenyan teacher from deportation

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A group of American high school students have launched a campaign to stop a push by President Donald Trump government to deport their Kenyan teacher.

Teacher Anthony Wanjiru has been denied a new H-1B visa. He is expected to return to Kenya by March 7, 2019.

According to reports by Nairobi News, he has been in the US since 2011 when he won a scholarship to study for masters.

He has been working at Valor Christian High School in Colorado.

So why do the students want him to remain in America? They claim that Mr Wanjiru is goodhearted and always has an ear to listen to them.

In a show aired in a local Denver television channel, one of the students described Mr Wanjiru as “a caring man.”

The students have now kicked off a campaign under the hashtag #AnthonysVisa and all they want is their teacher to remain in the United States.

Source: Nairobi News

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Kenyan woman battling cancer in US appeals for help as doctors say she has a few days to live

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

A US-based Kenyan woman has touched the hearts of many with her story. Zipporah Kamau who was diagnosed with one of the most devastating forms of cancer last year and has been going through Chemotherapy in Seattle, Washington, says the doctors recently told her that she had only three days to live.

Her story is heartbreaking to say the least. In a tragic twist of fate, soon after she arrived in the US in November 2017, her son was struck by a car and died in Nairobi.

When she and her then husband attended the funeral, he passport got lost and she was forced to apply for travel documents to get back to the US.

She stayed in Atlanta, Georgia, for a while before relocating to Seattle to live with her friend, only identified as Beth. It was then that she got sick and was diagnosed with Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. Now the doctors tell her that she may need to go through dialysis as her kidneys are failing.

“I have gone through 9 rounds of Chemo and now they have told me that I have to start another round of palliative chemotherapy but I don’t think I can do it any more. My body is totally ruined by the previous round of Chemo,” she tells Jeremy Damaris of Kikuyu Diaspora TV in an interview.

“They recently said I had only three days to live and that my kidneys are affected..but I know I can live longer than that in Jesus mighty name,” she adds.

Zipporah Kamau (Right) pictured here at an event in Kenya in 2016. PHOTO/BMJ MURIITHI

Looking emaciated and weak, she appeals to well wishers to come to her aid and help her to at least pay her house rent which has accumulated to over $4,000 as she has not done so since June last year.

“I live with a friend where I am supposed to pay $600 a month but because of my condition, I have’t been able to meet my end of the bargain for the last six months. My roommate is a very nice lady but she can only do so much,” says Zipporah as she fights off tears.

Zipporah Kamau during the interview. PHOTO/SCREEN GRAB

During the interview, she sends a message to her children back in Kenya. “Whatever happens, just know that I love you all very much,” she says, after calling each of them by name. She wishes she could pay fees for her children who are in college. “I hope to see you some day when I get stronger,” she tells them.

Photos taken in 2016 show a healthy looking  and bubbly woman compared to the recent pictures which depict a pale shadow of her former self. You may send your donation via CASHAPP.  The number is +1 253 499 3845 (Zipporah Kamau) or via MPESA at +254 718 504 548 (Jeremy Wambui)

To get the full story, Watch the video below [in Gikuyu] courtesy of KDTV:

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