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VIDEO: Miguna cancels his return trip to Kenya

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BY BMJ MURIITHI

Controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna has canceled his trip to Kenya initially scheduled for Wednesday, May 16.

This is after the Kenyan Department of Immigration said it would not issue him with a Kenyan passport.

Miguna has maintained that a re-issuance of his passport to facilitate his unconditional re-entry into the country is what the High Court in Kenya had ordered.

In a statement released Wednesday, Miguna said he had decided to postpone his return and instructed his legal team to once again seek legal recourse over the alleged refusal by the Kenyan government to issue him with a travel document.

“I was determined to arrive home on schedule, however, just before my departure, I reluctantly cancelled my flight to Nairobi and postponed my next arrival date,” said Miguna.

“In view of the refusal by the Department of Immigration to issue me with a valid Kenyan passport and facilitate my unconditional re-entry into Kenya as ordered by the High Court and formally requested by the Kenya National Commission for Human Rights on my behalf, and on advice from legal counsel, I have instructed my advocates to immediately bring to the attention of the court the continued willful contempt of its orders.”

Miguna said he would announce his new return date as soon as the court gives further directions on the matter.

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Watch Miguna’s interview on Voice of America’s Straight talk Africa show below:

Standard Digital reported  that the Kenyan government had on Sunday reiterated its earlier position that Miguna is not a Kenyan citizen, hence, will only be allowed into the country using his valid Canadian passport.

“In a letter to the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Immigration Principal Secretary Gordon Kihalangwa said Miguna must apply afresh to regain his Kenyan citizenship,” wrote the digital platform.

Kihalangwa said his department will not issue Miguna with a Kenyan Passport, since he has not applied for one.

“The department cannot issue Mr Miguna with a valid Kenyan passport as he has not made any application for the same. Moreover, and without prejudice, we reiterate that Mr Miguna has to regain his Kenyan citizenship before being issued with a Kenyan passport,” Kihalangwa said.

The Immigration boss further said the government would not purchase an air ticket for the lawyer as demanded by his legal team, saying the court did not issue any order to that effect.

Miguna was detained at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for several days as he attempted to re-enter the country following an earlier deportation. Authorities argued that he had failed to surrender his Canadian passport for stamping.

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He however was forcefully removed from the airport under controversial circumstances, bundled onto an Emirates aircraft and deported to Dubai.

Miguna would later say that he was drugged before being ejected from the country.

The fiery lawyer later flew to Canada from where he has been issuing statements and doing interviews.

He has since become very critical of the “handshake” between president Uhuru Kenyatta and his erstwhile political nemesis, Raila Odinga, saying that the two had acted on their own behalf to the detriment of the country.

“A referendum is not the solution to our problems. The talks are not structured…they have not transparently disclosed what it is they are talking about it has now emerged that the only interest is make sure that Uhuru Kenyattta transforms himself into a “Putin” and become the all powerful Prime Minister with Raila Odinga becoming a ceremonial president,” he told VOA in a recent interview.

 

 

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: Atlanta based Kenyan woman in dire need of help

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BY CIRU GIKANGA

I am reaching out to all of you because I urgently need your help. In the many years we’ve not seen each other the Rheumatoid Arthritis has taken over and deformed most of my joints. I have put up this video to explain what help I need and why. Please watch to the end.

Here’s the brief part that sounds off in the beginning: “My name is Christine Ciru Gikanga and l have have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis for 29 yrs going to clock 30 yrs in September 2018, having been diagnosed back in 1988 while in my 2nd yr in high school. Here is the GOFUNDME LINK

Watch the video below:

Attached are the pictures showing the progression of the disease: 1st picture was taken in 1999:

 

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US warns Kenyans over fake marriages, says they won’t be allowed to fly out

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The US embassy in Nairobi on Monday issued a warning to Kenyans getting duped into fake marriages to acquire a visa.

Through their official social media pages, the embassy advised caution in the event somebody offers to get you a green card using dubious means.

“Has anyone ever told you they can get a green card for you? Don’t believe them! They are lying and just trying to steal your money. Don’t believe them when they say you can have a fake marriage and still get your green card.

“If you apply with a fake marriage, you will get caught and you will not get your green card. You will become permanently ineligible to ever go to the United States, and you will never be able to get a U.S. visa or a green card,” the embassy warned.

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Kenyans were further urged to apply for a visa or the green card lottery by themselves.

The statement conveyed: “You don’t need to use a fixer to apply for the diversity visa or green card lottery. You can do it yourself and pay the required fee.”

The embassy stated that one should only apply through the Embassy’s official website.

“If you know about anyone promising they can get a green card for you if you enter into a fake marriage, go to the police and report them. You should also report them to the U.S. Embassy,” the statement concluded.

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Earlier last week, US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec announced that the United States government was gearing up to fight fake news in Kenya adding that it had eroded confidence in Kenya’s real news media.

Speaking during an interview, Godec stated: “Fake news is being weaponized. It’s undermining democracy in Kenya.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta with US Secretary of Transport Anthony Foxx (C) and Ambassador Robert Godec when he led a US business delegation to State House, Nairobi on June 25, 2015. PHOTO | PSCU

He further remarked: “We’re not asking them to believe any particular thing. We’re just urging people not to take everything they see on their phone via WhatsApp as the truth because it may not be.”

Source -Kenyans.co.ke

 

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Kenyan women in US gather in Atlanta this weekend for third KWITU reunion

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KWITU, a group of Kenyan women living in the USA are in Atlanta starting August 2nd to August 4th for the 3rd Annual Grand Reunion. The reunion is the largest gathering of Kenyan Women Living in the USA.

The theme this year is; “Unity and Integrity among the Kenyans Living in the Diaspora.” The line up and details of the three-day event are as follows:

August 2nd Karibu Night: ‪Thursday the 2nd of August will be “Karibu Night”.

Guests will have a meet and greet in a lounge, to welcome all who will be arriving from all corners of the USA and Canada! Karibu Night will be at: La Pura Vida 1995 Windy Hill Road Smyrna GA 30080

Networking & Panel Sessions:

Friday the 3rd, will be the networking and panel sessions.

There will be a keynote speaker and panels of speakers. Discussions will include issues affecting our Kenyan Community here in the USA, among others.

Hors D’oeuvres will be served on Friday. The topics of discussion on Friday includes:

1. Single Parenthood

2. Drug Addiction

3. Mental illness & Suicide

4. Domestic Violence

5. Access to education

6. Women in Business August

4th – Grand Gala: Saturday will be the Grand Gala event. There will be entertainment, a three-course dinner, keynote speaker and various presentations. KWITU – Women uplifting one another!

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According to the group’s mission statement posted on its website, KWITU aims to provide Kenyan women in the USA the sense of empowerment and see them soar to the heights of success. “As an organization, we aim to eradicate the factors holding back Kenyan women. By alleviating their difficulties, it’s possible to make Kenyan women realize the true potential that lies within them,” adds the statement.

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