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Why IEBC allowed Miguna to vote despite deportation

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By Judith Gicobi

Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna voted on August 9 in Canada even though the government ordered his deportation in 2017.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) permitted the outspoken attorney to cast his vote since he has a current passport and ID that have been previously shown in court as he struggled to gain entry into the country.

Since Miguna was born in Kenya and the legality of his citizenship was established in court, as well as the fact that he had already voted in 2017, the IEBC was unable to prevent him from voting in this year’s elections.

He posted about his experience on social media and stated that Deputy President William Ruto and his running mate Rigathi Gachagua were his choice.

After being controversially deported by the authorities in early 2018, the attorney had been residing in Canada for almost 5 years.

“I Miguna Miguna 100 per cent endorse William Ruto and I ask Kenyans to vote for him so that we can put an end to dynastic tyranny,” Miguna told Look Up TV in an interview from Canada.

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