Canada-based Kenyan lawyer Miguna Miguna has announced that red alerts imposed against him by the former administration have finally been lifted by President William Ruto.
The outspoken lawyer, taking to social media on Wednesday, stated that the restrictions that had prevented his return to the country for a long time were imposed by former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
He has now reiterated that the Kenya Kwanza government withdrew the red alerts in readiness for his return to Kenya later this month.
The announcement follows a past statement by the lawyer that he had not received confirmation of the withdrawal of the red alerts hampering his return and was awaiting President Ruto to honour his promise of lifting the red alerts.
Miguna, who is currently living in exile in Canada following his deportation, had been constantly pushing the previous administration to lift the red alerts, to no fruition.
The issue elicited controversy after the government, through outgoing Interior Principal Secretary Dr Karanja Kibicho, denied involvement in the hitches that affected Miguna’s travel.
“I confirm that no government agency has issued any so-called red alert to Air France and Lufthansa Group (operating as German Airlines) in relation to Miguna’s travel to Kenya,” Dr Kibicho said in an interview on November 19, 2021.