Sunday 24 June 2018

Kenya judge overturns decision to deport opposition politician

Miguna Miguna had his passport confiscated after taking part in a mock presidential inauguration.

Miguna Miguna raises his fist as a gesture to the crowd as he stands next to opposition leader Raila Odinga during the mock ceremony (Ben Curtis/AP)
Miguna Miguna raises his fist as a gesture to the crowd as he stands next to opposition leader Raila Odinga during the mock ceremony (Ben Curtis/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A Kenyan judge has rescinded the orders used to deport to Canada an opposition politician over his alleged role in a mock inauguration by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Judge Luka Kimaru also ordered Kenya’s government to return the passport confiscated from Miguna Miguna when he was deported.

Mr Miguna was at Mr Odinga’s side when he took an oath as the “people’s president” last month in a protest against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election.

The government responded by arresting opposition politicians and shutting down TV stations broadcasting the event.

Mr Odinga claims that results in last year’s August election were manipulated in Mr Kenyatta’s favour, and he boycotted a fresh vote in October after the Supreme Court nullified the first one, saying electoral reforms had not been made.

Press Association

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