Former Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has announced that he’ll soon be travelling to Canada, in a bid to bring exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna back to Kenya.
Former Chief Justice Dr Willy Mutunga has announced that he’ll soon be travelling to Canada, in a bid to bring exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna back to Kenya on November 16, 2021.
In his statement published by The Elephant on October 20, 2021, Dr Mutunga condemned the government for disobeying court orders issued in favour of Miguna, adding that the vocal lawyer should be allowed back in the country unconditionally.
Here are the seven demands as listed in his statement:
1. Immediately and unconditionally withdraws the red alerts that it has issued against Miguna Miguna and allows all airlines to fly Miguna Miguna to Kenya.
2. Publicly apologizes to Miguna Miguna and to all Kenyans for the violations of the constitution and for the contempt of court, and complies fully with all court orders including, but not limited to, those regarding reparations and costs.
3. Ensures that Miguna Miguna is not removed from the plane before or after it lands at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
4. Ensures that no security and immigration officers block Miguna Miguna’s entry at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or at any other port of entry.
5. Complies with the notice that will be given to the Inspector General of Police not to interfere with, disrupt or threaten Kenyans who travel to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to receive Miguna Miguna, and ensures that everyone is accorded their full rights of assembly under Article 37 of the Constitution
6. Ensures that Miguna Miguna’s rights are safeguarded, including his right to be issued with a valid Kenyan Passport, his right to free speech, association, assembly and travel, and to be safe from arbitrary arrest, detention, harassment, threats, intimidation and abuse
7. Ensures that the rights of all Kenyans who receive Miguna Miguna at the gates of the Supreme Court Building, where he will present a petition to the Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court upon arrival in Kenya, are respected.
Dr Mutunga has promised to share his itinerary and announce his travel date so that all those interested can virtually follow his journey.