Deported Kenya opposition leader in airport fracas

29 March, 2018, 01:38 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Miguna Miguna. FILE

Miguna, a dual citizen of Kenya and Canada, arrived at the airport after a six-week stay in Canada where he had been deported on February 6, 2018 after his arrest for his role in the January 30 controversial swearing-in of National Super Alliance opposition leader Raila Odinga, as the People's President.

On Tuesday afternoon a Kenyan court ordered that Miguna be released immediately and that he present himself in court on Wednesday.

The high court ruling, and the deportation in defiance of court orders, mark a significant escalation in a tussle between the judiciary and the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta, which opposition leaders and other critics say fails to respect the authority of the courts in political matters.

"There was an attempt to force him onto the plane and he resisted justifiably", said Orengo, who said he witnessed Miguna being "terribly manhandled, pushed and dragged" by plainclothes officers at the airport. That failed when he protested.

Videos posted on social media purported to show Kenyan police shoving a defiant Miguna into the plane.

Mourinho Wants To Sell Pogba To Fund Two Real Stars
Pogba has been in poor form as of late and has been at odds with his manager over his lack of tactical discipline, something Mourinho has always demanded from his players.

While pointing a finger at the executive for contempt, Justice Odunga said obedience of court orders is a value of good governance within all State organs and that the directives are not subject to interpretation by any arm of government. "I have not eaten".

Live footage broadcast by private Kenyan TV station Citizen showed Miguna in the doorway of what appeared to be an Emirates plane shouting at a crew member: "I'm not going anywhere, you can not take me from my country by force". "You can not chase me from my country of birth because you have guns", Miguna said in the video, which appeared to have been taken with a mobile phone by an airline crew member.

Lawyer Japheth Mutinda, representing Kenya's attorney general, said Miguna could not appear in court in response to an earlier order because his entry into the country was still being processed.

Odinga has argued that Kenyatta lacked legitimacy because his initial August 8 re-election victory was nullified by the Supreme Court over "irregularities and illegalities". But in a surprise move two weeks ago, Odinga and Kenyatta met for the first time publicly and shook hands, saying they had started a new initiative to heal the country. Odinga boycotted the second election, citing lack of electoral reforms. The government responded by arresting opposition politicians.

Recommended:



Popular

Russian Federation mall fire: Search for victims called off
She said one of her employees said flames first erupted in the children's game room, quickly engulfing the rubber foam gear. The unnamed man, who worked for a private security firm, may be detained as a suspect in the criminal case, Petrenko said.

Nvidia Suspends Self-driving Vehicle Testing; Stock Falls
The first server runs NVIDIA DRIVE Sim software to simulate a self-driving vehicle's sensors, such as cameras, lidar and radar. We are temporarily suspending the testing of our self-driving cars on public roads to learn from the Uber incident.

Google Play Movies & TV is Getting a Huge Update
It also lists third-party apps and streaming platforms that now have rights to your desired content. Finally, Google Play Movies & TV will also let you save shows and movies to watch later.

New York Launches Lawsuit to Remove Citizenship Query From US Census
The new question comes at the request of the Justice Department which said it was needed to better enforce the Voting Rights Act. Cuomo raised the possibility that the census question will "undermine the accuracy and legitimacy of Census data".

Suspicious packages sent to military bases in Washington, DC, area
Law enforcement officials asked not to be identified discussing the case because the investigation continues. It's not clear if any of the packages was an actual working explosive device that could have been detonated.

GMC Sierra AT4 looks ready to climb rocks and curbs alike
When it comes to the space and storage vital to truck customers, the 2019 Sierra AT4 delivers innovative solutions. The front and rear bumpers, along with the grille surround, are body-color, but the grille itself is black chrome.

Yeah, I've had enough of Tiffany Haddish
Other actresses being dragged into the "Who Bit Beyonce? " controversy include Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence , and Taraji P. This included biting Beyonce , prompting the singer to storm away, grab husband Jay-Z and head to the back of the room.

Killer Mike Apologizes for His NRA Interview, El-P Responds
I'm sorry that an inteveiw I did about a minority was used as a weapon against you guys. "It's possible to do both", he said . In the interview, Mike says that he wants his daughter to get a gun after there was a shooting at her college previous year .

FTC confirms Facebook investigation - shares tank
President Donald Trump's successful 2016 presidential campaign for the White House to develop voter profiles. Facebook stopped allowing developers to collect information about app users' friends in 2015.

NCAA Elite 8: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Villanova Wildcats
He soon added a nifty assist to Zach Smith, and the Red Raiders maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way. Not only did Beard go home; he redecorated the Red Raiders program and has it in the Elite Eight for the first time.