By Judith Gicobi
Miguna Miguna, Kenyan exiled lawyer, moved his homecoming to a few days before the original date, citing public requests.
He had previously stated that he would arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on October 25, 2022, on Sunday.
The lawyer who was deported almost five years ago now asserted in a late-night social media post that he will land on October 20, 2022.
“My homecoming arrival date and time have been changed by popular demand. Arrival: October 20, 2022, at 6.00 AM. See you at the JKIA, Patriots,” he wrote.
The change was made a day after his initial proclamation and just a few days after the President’s efforts led to the delivery of his Kenyan passport.
The outspoken attorney claimed that, contrary to earlier instructions, he did not need to sign any paperwork in order to obtain the travel document.
“1687 days after Uhuru Kenyatta, @RailaOdinga, Fred Matiang’i, @Karanjakibicho and @GKihalangwa CONSPIRED to SEIZE and DESTROYED my Kenyan Passport illegally, President @WilliamsRuto has had a new one DELIVERED to me. Waiting for the LIFTING of RED ALERTS,” Miguna wrote on Twitter.
“I didn’t have to sign the silly forms they were speaking about.”
At the time, Matiang’i asserted that the lawyer had lost his citizenship as a result of the restrictions of the previous constitution, which forbade dual citizenship; Miguna refuted these assertions.
“You must fill out a piece of paper to regain your Kenyan passport or citizenship. There’s a judgment by the court on this matter which prescribed clearly how you regain your citizenship,” said Matiang’i in a media interview on April 18, 2022.
He added: “There are court rulings in place by the high court on how you regain citizenship after you lost citizenship in the old constitution. Because in the old constitution you were not allowed to have dual citizenship.”