Miguna Miguna, an exiled lawyer, wrote to top government officials on September 7 to ask if he could come back to Kenya before President-elect William Ruto took office.
The outspoken advocate for Kenya’s highest court claimed that government authorities had ignored their instructions to let him return, thus blocking his homecoming.
“Your committee has an overarching duty and legal obligation to ensure our client is facilitated to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the fifth president, His Excellency William Samoei Ruto, without fail,” reading part of a letter.
“As a legitimate citizen and a gallant son of Kenya, our client is entitled to and indeed desires to be present during the swearing-in of the fifth president.”
In a letter to Kenya’s Head of Public Service, Joseph Kinyua, Miguna requests a new Kenyan passport and assurances from the government that all obstacles to his return will be removed.
“May we have your earliest communication that all the red alerts and other unlawful restrictions that were ruthlessly imposed on our client have been lifted. May you also get back to us with a replacement of our client’s passport in lieu of one that was perforated and defaced by the primitive state officials,” the letter stated.
The government stopped him from traveling back to the country he calls home because they said he had given up his Kenyan citizenship.